Wednesday, July 7, 2021


Looking Back on the 2021 Robert L. Bernstein Symposium

Director of the Schell Center Paul W. Kahn moderated a discussion between Alex de Waal, Research Professor at Tufts University’s The Fletcher School and Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation, and Aziz Rana ’06, Richard and Lois Cole Professor of Law at Cornell Law School.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021


What Do We Really Talk About When We Talk About Human Rights? — A Commentary by James J. Silk

James J. Silk is the Binger Clinical Professor of Human Rights at Yale Law School.

Saturday, June 19, 2021


Dozens of Yale Faculty Urge Lamont to Restrict Use of Solitary Confinement

Clinical Lecturer in Law and Executive Director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights Hope Metcalf is quoted about efforts to limit the use of solitary confinement in Connecticut.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021


Letter from 64 Yale Faculty Urges CT Governor to Sign Bill Restricting Solitary

On June 15, 2021, 64 Yale University faculty sent a letter to Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont urging him to sign Senate Bill 1059 into law.

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, April 3, 2021


Human Rights Workshop: Scholars Consider Role of Policing in Light of #EndSARS

At the April 2, 2021, Human Rights Workshop, Audu Bulama Bukarti and Krystal Strong discussed the merits, drawbacks, and future of systems of policing in light of a history of police brutality in the United States and Nigeria.

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.”

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