2012-2013 Visiting Fellows
Shane Darcy is a lecturer at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland Galway and Director of the Ph.D Programme at the Centre. His teaching and research interests are in the fields of international humanitarian law, international criminal law, business and human rights, and transitional justice. He holds a B.A. from the University of Limerick, and LL.M and PhD degrees from the National University of Ireland Galway. He has published a number of articles and is currently an Associate Editor of Criminal Law Forum. While at Harvard, he will continue his work on a research project exploring the judicial development of international humanitarian law.
Ludovic Hennebel is Research Professor at the Fund for Scientific Research (F.N.R.S., Belgium) and member of the Perelman Centre of the Law School of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He is Visiting Professor at the Law School of Sciences-Po in Paris and at the International Institute of Human Rights René Cassin in Strasbourg, where he teaches human rights, international law and global justice. He holds a PhD in Law, an LL.M in international human rights law, and the René Cassin Diploma on international human rights law. While at Harvard, he will pursue his systematic research on the fragmentation and unification of international human rights law.
Hiromi Hosoya is currently on sabbatical from Seikei University, Tokyo, Japan, where she is a professor of anthropology specializing in Andean Culture. She is currently working on a research project, ‘Perspective and Situations of Peace-building in an Unequal Society: The Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Indigenous People’ financed by the Japan Society for Promotion of Science. This project, a collaboration with the University of Concepción in Chile and the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP) in Peru, focuses on the histories of barrios that were constituted by the internally displaced persons (IDP). At Harvard, her research will focus on the relationship between human rights and globalization, and the process of peace building in an unequal society.
Marlene Gerber Fried
Marlene Gerber Fried is senior advisor to the President of Hampshire College and faculty director of the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program. A professor of philosophy, she received her Ph.D. from Brown University and served as interim President of Hampshire College, 2010-2011. Her scholarship and teaching is focused primarily on abortion rights and access, reproductive and sexual rights and health, and legal theory. A widely published author, she is a long-time reproductive rights activist and was the founding president and continues to serve on the board of the National Network of Abortion Funds and the Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts. At Harvard, she will be working on a history of reproductive rights advocacy.
David Marshall works with the United Nations, most recently deployed to South Sudan as the acting Director of the Rule of Law and Security Institutions Support Office in the new UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). His prior UN positions include acting legal advisor to the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Special Envoy on Darfur in 2005, acting legal advisor to the head of OHCHR Nepal (2007) and acting senior human rights advisor to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) in the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) (2007-2008). He is a graduate of the University of Leeds and Harvard Law School. At Harvard, he will be researching UN Secretariat engagement in rule of law in post-conflict states.
Birtukan Mideksa will be the Eleanor Roosevelt Fellow with a joint appointment with W.E.B. Du Bois Institute. A former judge and the leader of Ethiopia’s Unity and Democracy for Justice Party, Birtukan was among opposition activists who were jailed for life after the disputed 2005 election. They were pardoned, but Birtukan was sent back to prison after the government accused her of violating the terms of the pardon. She was released in October 2010. At Harvard, she will work on the independence of the judiciary in closed societies.
Mark Muller is a senior barrister at Garden Court Chambers specializing in public international law, human rights law, terrorism, proscription, and criminal defense work. He regularly advises international bodies on conflict resolution and post conflict justice issues and is a senior advisor to the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva. He is currently Chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales; Chair of the Kurdish Human Rights Project; a Patron of the Zimbabwe Defence and Aid Fund; and a founder director of the EU-Turkey Accession Civic Commission which monitors Turkey accession to the European Union. Mark has appeared in numerous cases before the European Court of Human Rights dealing with all principal Articles of the Convention. He is also a founding Trustee of the Delfina Foundation and Executive Director of Beyond Borders, an arts and culture consortium dedicated to the promotion of international cultural exchange.
Anna Russell is the Louwes Fellow at the University of Oxford, where she also teaches an international law course at the Centre for the Environment. Over the last decade and a half, Anna has worked on environmental and development projects in Bolivia, Peru, South Africa, Germany, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. She has undertaken legal consultancy work for various international organizations, government departments and NGOs. Her main areas of interest are international environmental law and international human rights law, with a particular focus on development issues. She has a DPhil in law from the University of Oxford; a JD from the University of Ottawa; and a BScE(Hons) in environmental engineering from Queen’s University, Canada. A member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Barrister and Solicitor), her current research projects include an empirical investigation into the integration of human rights into development cooperation, as well as an edited book on the human right to water.
Ana Bracic is both a Junior Visiting Fellow at the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School and an Affiliate at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. She also holds a MacCracken Fellowship at New York University, where she is completing her PhD in the Wilf Family Department of Politics. Ana's current research projects include an empirical cross-border study of discrimination against the Roma in Eastern Europe, spatial analyses of the diffusion of human rights practices, and a comparison of human rights in failed and stable autocracies. At Harvard, she will continue to work on a project that measures ground level discrimination against the Roma by using behavioral games and will seek to apply experimental or quasi-experimental methodology to studying various other human rights issues.
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