Professor of International Law and Human Rights
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Africana Studies, Human Rights
Biography:A.B., Columbia College; J.D., cum laude, Northwestern University Law School; LL.M., Columbia Law School; D.E.A. (Diplôme d’études approfondies), University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne). Previously taught at Columbia Law School, where he was Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein Clinical Professor in Human Rights and faculty codirector of the Human Rights Institute. He has served as project director, associate director, and clinical director of the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program; human rights officer at the United Nations Human Rights Centre (now Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights) in Geneva, where he led missions to Rwanda, South Africa, and Zaire; program director with the International Human Rights Law Group (now Global Rights) in Washington D.C.; consultant to Human Rights Watch/Africa Watch; and staff attorney for the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (now Human Rights First). Publications include law review contributions, book chapters, reviews, newspaper opinion pieces, and numerous articles for Current History. Recent projects include field research on obligations and oversight in mining in South Africa and Peru and on tea plantations in India, and consultancies for projects in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kashmir, Côte d’Ivoire, Chad, São Tomé e Príncipe, Vietnam, Rwanda, and Peru. At Bard since 2012.