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Human Rights Law Course 2018 Faculty

Distinguished Lecture: Not Enough: Human Rights in the Age of Inequality

HR Moyn

Samuel Moyn is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a Professor of History at Yale University. His areas of interest in legal scholarship include international law, human rights, the law of war, and legal thought, in both historical and current perspective. He was previously Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law and Professor of History at Harvard. Moyn has written several books in his fields of European intellectual history and human rights history, including The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (2010), Christian Human Rights (2016) and Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World (2018).


General Course: Social and Economic Rights and Distributive Justice

HR Hoffmann

Florian Hoffmann is a Professor of Law in the Law Department of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and an associate researcher in the Núcleo de Direitos Humanos (Human Rights Center) of that Department. Prior to this he was the Franz Haniel Chair of Public Policy  (2010-2016) and the Director of the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy (2012-2015) at the University of Erfurt (Germany). He previously taught at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (2008-2010) and the PUC-Rio (2003-2008). His work has generally focused on the interface between law and politics, with his main research interest being in international law and human rights and particularly the interface between law and development.  He has published, inter alia, on the UN and human rights, economic and social rights and international legal theory. He is, with Anne Orford, the co-editor of the Oxford Handbook on the Theory of International Law (2016).


Specialized Courses: Human Rights and Distributive Justice

Global Justice and the New International Economic Order: Competing Visions of Rights, Development and Justice

HR Anghie

Antony Anghie is Professor of Law at the S.J.Quinney School of Law at the University of Utah and at the National University of Singapore. His research interests include globalization, human rights, the use of force and international economic law, and he has published on these subjects. He has served in various capacities in the leadership of the Asian Society of International Law. He is a co-editor of the Asian Journal of International Law and serves on the boards of various other journals, including the London Review of International Law and the American Journal of International Law. He is a member of  the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) network of scholars.

Human Rights and Economic Justice: Macro, Micro, and Global?

HR Balakrishnan

Radhika Balakrishnan is Faculty Director at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership and Professor in Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She has a Ph.D in Economics from Rutgers University. Radhika’s publications include Rethinking Economic Policy for Social Justice: The Radical Potential of Human Rights, with James Heintz and Diane Elson (Routledge, 2016), Economic Policy and Human Rights: Holding Governments to Account, co-edited with Diane Elson (Zed Books, 2011), The Hidden Assembly Line: Gender Dynamics of Subcontracted Work in a Global Economy (ed.) (Kumarian Press, 2001) and Good Sex: Feminist Perspectives from the World’s Religions, with Patricia Jung and Mary Hunt (Rutgers University Press, 2000). Her research and advocacy work has sought to change the lens through which macroeconomic policy is interpreted and critiqued by applying international human rights norms to assess macroeconomic policy. She is a Commissioner for the Commission for Gender Equity for the City of New York and Co-Chair of the Civil Society Advisory Committee for the United Nations Development Program. 

Social and Economic Rights and Social Policy Change in Latin America

HR Landau

David Landau is Mason Ladd Professor and Associate Dean for International Programs at Florida State University College of Law. He received his A.B., J.D., and Ph.D. (political science) from Harvard University. Professor Landau writes primarily about the field of comparative constitutional law, with a focus on Latin America. His recent work has focused on democratic transitions and the potential risks of constitutional amendment and constitution-making for democracy, as well as on judicial activism on socioeconomic rights issues across the developing world. His recent work has been published or is forthcoming in a number of journals, including the Harvard International Law Journal, the Chicago Law Review, and the International Journal of Constitutional Law. In 2017, his coauthored volume Colombian Constitutional Law: Leading Cases (with Manuel José Cepeda Espinosa) was published by Oxford University Press. He has been an editor of IConnect since 2012, the blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law.


Symbols or Substance? Courts, Rights and Distributive Justice

HR Langford

Malcolm Langford is a Professor of Public Law at the University of Oslo, and the Co-Director of the Centre on Law and Social Transformation, University of Bergen/CMI. His research and teaching span human rights, international investment and development and comparative constitutionalism in both social science and law. He is Co-Editor for the Cambridge University Press Book Series on Globalization and Human Rights and is Co-Editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on Economic and Social Rights. Malcolm co-coordinates four major research grants on the politics of rights, and co-directs the Global School on Socio-Economic Rights. He also serves as an advisor to various UN bodies, governments and NGOs. His books include Socio-Economic Rights Strategies in South Africa: Symbols or Substance? (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and Social Rights Jurisprudence: Emerging Trends in International and Comparative Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008). He was the inaugural winner of the European Society for International Law’s Young Scholar Prize. 


Social and Economic Rights and Distributive Justice in India: Land and Health Care

HR Wahi

Namita Wahi is a Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, where she leads the Land Rights Initiative. Namita holds a doctorate in law (S.J.D.) from Harvard Law School, where she was an American Association of University Women Fellow, and wrote her dissertation on ‘The Right to Property and Economic Development in India’. Namita’s research interests are broadly in the areas of property rights, social and economic rights, rights of vulnerable communities, and eminent domain or expropriation law. She has written extensively on these issues in various academic journals and edited volumes, as well as for newspapers and magazines, and has spoken about these issues on prime time television. Namita has taught courses in these areas at Harvard University, both at the Law School and the Department of Government, and at the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. She is also a member of the Technical Committee reviewing the Pilot Study led by a consortium of research organisations on the Digital Land Records Modernisation Programme of the Department of Land Resources. Before entering academia, Namita was a litigator with Davis Polk and Wardwell in New York. 



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