Thursday, November 16, 2017


Schell Report Details Harmful Effects of Haiti’s Agricultural Mega-Development Plans

A paper submitted on November 15, 2017, to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food analyzes the harm that large-scale development projects, particularly in agriculture, cause for the food security of Haiti’s rural population.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Schell Center Fellow Spotlight

Two Schell Center fellows discuss their work on drug policy and criminal justice in Mexico.

Friday, November 10, 2017


Human Rights First’s Melissa Hooper on Illiberalism in Poland

Melissa Hooper, director of Human Rights & Civil Society at Human Rights First, spoke at the Schell Center’s Human Rights Workshop on November 9, 2017.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Maria Burnett Discusses Threats to Civil Society in East Africa

On November 6, 2017, Maria Burnett ’05 discussed emerging threats to civil society in Uganda, Ethiopia, and Kenya.

Aksjon mot oljeboring i Arktis” (“Action Against Oil Drilling in the Arctic”) by Anna Olerud/Natur og Ungdom is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Clinic Brief Urges Norwegian Court to Affirm Rights of Future Generations

A brief filed on October 31, 2017, in the Oslo District Court argued that new licenses for oil drilling in the Arctic issued by the government of Norway in June 2016 are inconsistent with the country’s obligations under international law.

Saturday, November 4, 2017


Pro-Israeli, Pro-Palestinian, Pro-Peace: Gregory Khalil ’03 Discusses Telos Group

Gregory Khalil ’03, president and co-founder of Telos Group, spoke at Yale Law School on November 3, 2017 about his work promoting a deeper understanding of Israeli-Palestinian issues among American leaders.

Friday, November 3, 2017


Sarah Azaransky Spoke on U.S. Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin

Sarah Azaranksy, an assistant professor of social ethics at Union Theological Seminary, spoke at the Schell Center’s Human Rights Workshop on the work and legacy of civil rights activist and intellectual Bayard Rustin.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


What’s the difference between genocide and ethnic cleansing?

Binger Clinical Professor of Human Rights James Silk ’89 and Tasnim Motala ’16 are quoted in a story about the differences between genocide and ethnic cleansing.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Guy Goodwin-Gill Discusses International Refugee Regime

Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill visited Yale Law School to speak about international refugee law in an event sponsored by the Schell Center.

Friday, September 29, 2017


Achiume Named to UN Post on Racism, Intolerance

E. Tendayi Achiume ’08, a former Bernstein International Human Rights Fellow, has been named by the Human Rights Council of the United Nations to be Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance.

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