Monday, February 19, 2018


Sienna Merope-Synge Discusses U.N. Accountability in Haiti

Sienna Merope-Synge, a Staff Attorney at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), spoke on February 12 about her organization's fight to secure adequate remedies for victims of the U.N.'s introduction of a 2010 cholera epidemic in Haiti.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


Dr. Maria J. Stephan Tells Human Rights Workshop, "Nonviolence Works"

Dr. Maria J. Stephan discusses the effectiveness of non-violent campaigns.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Panel Discusses “Addiction to Punishment” for Drug Offenses in Latin America

On January 30, 2018, a panel of drug policy experts shared findings from their research on the effects of Latin American laws criminalizing drugs.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Yale Senior Helps Organize New Haven's Latest Gun Buyback Program

For his capstone project in the Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Human Rights of the Schell Center, Rohan Naik YC ’18 helped organize New Haven's sixth gun buyback program.

Monday, January 22, 2018


The RAMP to Resources: Student Designs App to Make New Haven Services Accessible

When Elena Hodges YC '17 saw an Iraqi refugee family in New Haven struggle to access local resources, she thought that there should be an app for that.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Achiume ’08 Discusses Role as United Nations’ Special Rapporteur

In September 2017, Professor Tendayi Achiume ’08 was named the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Lisa Qian YC ’20 writes from Indonesia about her gap year experience

Every year, millions of visitors come to Bali. Many see this prime vacation destination as a paradise. But there are also many tourists and native Balinese who ask the same question: has tourism ruined Bali?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Paul Dubinsky on Human Rights Treaty Law in the United States

Paul Dubinsky, Professor of Law at Wayne State University Law School and former Associate Director of the Schell Center, spoke about the evolving role of international human rights treaties in U.S. law.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


Former Schell Fellow Nick Robinson Directs Program on U.S. Civil Freedoms

Nick Robinson, a former visiting fellow at the Schell Center, recently became a Legal Advisor and coordinator of the U.S. program at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


Rabbi Ascherman Discusses Role of Law in Human Rights Work in Israel

Rabbi Arik Ascherman, the founder and director of the Israeli human rights organization Torat Tzedek (Torah of Justice), spoke at Yale Law School.

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