Wednesday, April 14, 2021


Schell Center Announces 2021 Postgraduate Fellows

The Schell Center for International Human Rights has announced eight Yale Law students and recent graduates who will receive postgraduate fellowships in human rights.

Saturday, March 20, 2021


Human Rights Workshop: Nikita Sud on Resistance to Authoritarianism in India

At the Human Rights Workshop, on March 19, 2021, Dr. Nikita Sud spoke about the challenges to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s regime by women, agricultural workers, and other activists.

Thursday, March 11, 2021


Connecticut’s sole supermax prison is closing. What comes next for the men who used to be on death row?

Clinical Lecturer in Law and Executive Director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights Hope Metcalf and Dwayne Betts ’16 are quoted in a CT Mirror feature about the closing of the Northern Correctional Institution.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021


Supermax Prison Closure Marks Success for Lowenstein Clinic Partners

Connecticut's supermax prison closure is a success for the Lowenstein Clinic, which has supported efforts against the prison and Connecticut’s use of solitary confinement for the past decade.

Saturday, March 6, 2021


Human Rights Workshop: Jorge Contesse Considers the Constitutional Crisis in Chile

Jorge Contesse ’05 LLM, ’14 JSD led the March 5, 2021 Human Rights Workshop titled “Chile’s Constitutional Awakening.”

Saturday, February 27, 2021


Human Rights Workshop: Kristine Beckerle ’15 Recounts Justice Efforts for Yemen

At the February 26, 2021, Human Rights Workshop, Kristine Beckerle ’15 discussed her work advocating for accountability and justice for Yemen.

Thursday, February 25, 2021


Bernstein Symposium Program Announced for April 9

The Schell Center for International Human Rights announced the program for its 2021 Bernstein Symposium.

Monday, February 22, 2021


New Report Details COVID-Related Threats to Indigenous Peoples and Environment

The Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School and the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) released a report documenting the erosion of Indigenous Peoples’ rights, damage to forest environments, and violence resulting from government responses to the pandemic and ensuing global recession.

Saturday, February 20, 2021


Human Rights Workshop: Hillary Margolis Examines Women’s Rights in Poland

Hillary Margolis, a senior researcher in the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, spoke at the February 19, 2021 Human Rights Workshop.

Friday, February 19, 2021


Feminist Advocates and Scholars Discuss Challenging Criminalization

The Schell Center hosted Aya Gruber, Mirta Moragas, and Estefanía Vela Barba, who discussed their efforts to contest the role of criminal law in feminist advocacy in the U.S., Paraguay, and Mexico.

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