• Secretary of State Antony Blinken

    2201 C St NW 

    Washington, DC 20520



    RE: U.S. State Department withdrawal of leading human rights expert’s candidacy to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights  

    Dear Secretary Blinken:

    We the undersigned groups and individuals are deeply concerned and dismayed by the U.S. State Department’s withdrawal of Professor James Cavallaro’s nomination for commissioner to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (“the Commission”) of the Organization of American States (“OAS”).

    On February 10th, the State Department nominated Cavallaro because he is, in the State Department’s own words, “a leading scholar and practitioner of international law with deep expertise in the region as well as the Inter-American human rights system.” Cavallaro served on the Commission for the 2014-2017 term, including as Commission President from 2016-2017. 

    Cavallaro’s recent nomination was welcomed by many in the human rights community in the United States and throughout the OAS region. Four days later, the State Department withdrew its nomination. The Associated Press reported that Cavallaro’s statements about the Israeli government and criticisms of the influence of pro-Israel lobbying groups led to the withdrawal of his nomination. The State Department noted that Cavallaro’s statements “clearly do not reflect U.S. policy” and “are not a reflection of what we believe.” Cavallaro reports that State Department officials informed him that the basis for the withdrawal of his nomination was his posts on Twitter about Israel and Palestine. 

    It is alarming that the State Department has reversed its decision and disqualified one of the most distinguished, independent human rights experts on the Americas from joining the region’s human rights oversight body based at least in part on his well-grounded analyses of international human rights issues.

    The State Department should reinstate Cavallaro’s nomination for the following reasons:

    1. Cavallaro is one of the most distinguished human rights advocates in the Americas.

    Following Cavallaro’s leadership of the human rights programs at both Harvard and Stanford Law Schools, the State Department nominated him to the Commission in 2013. He served both as Commissioner (2014-2017) and President (2016-2017), as well as Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons Deprived of Liberty. In these roles, his numerous achievements and contributions have had lasting consequences for victims’ access to justice and the protection of human rights in the OAS region.

    1. Commissioners on the Inter-American Commission are independent human rights experts, not spokespeople for their country’s foreign policies.

    The effectiveness of the Inter-American Commission rests on the independence of its Commissioners from their governments. This is reflected in the Inter-American Commission’s Rules and Procedures, which prohibit commissioners from participating in discussions and voting on matters that concern the country of which they are a national.

    1. Cavallaro’s criticism of the Israeli government is consistent with the findings of prominent human rights organizations.

    Palestinian, Israeli, and international human rights organizations, advocates, and scholars have all published reports concluding that the Israeli government’s repression of Palestinians amounts to apartheid.

    1. Withdrawing the candidacy of a distinguished human rights advocate for their criticism of human rights abuses in Israel/Palestine or any other context sets a dangerous precedent that impacts human rights advocacy across the globe.

    Human rights practitioners and scholars should not fear professional reprisal for expressing their views about human rights violations, especially those carried out by U.S. allies. This undermines free expression, academic freedom, and the work of all human rights advocates, particularly those who do not have the same kind of platform as Cavallaro.

    The State Department’s move is harmful to the global human rights movement and undermines the credibility of the United States in advocating for human rights in other parts of the world.


    Human Rights Watch


    Center for Constitutional Rights

    American Friends Service Committee

    International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School

    Additional Signatories:


    Jewish Voice for Peace Action

    Democracy in the Arab World Now (DAWN)

    Freedom Forward

    Front Line Defenders

    Palestine Legal

    Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA)

    International Human Rights Clinic, Boston University School of Law

    ReThinking Foreign Policy

    Institute for Policy Studies, New Internationalism Project

    Andean Information Network

    Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine

    Jewish Voice for Peace Boston

    National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

    Haitian Bridge Alliance

    International Human Rights Clinic, Santa Clara Law

    Just Foreign Policy

    Center for Justice and Accountability

    Sons And Daughters of Africa, Inc

    Tackling Torture at the Top

    National Lawyers Guild International Committee

    Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East

    Project South

    Asheville Homeless Network


    Human Rights First

    Promoting Enduring Peace

    Disability Rights International

    Coalition for an Ethical Psychology

    Justiça Global – Brasil

    Gregório Andrade Advogados Associados

    Global Justice Clinic at NYU School of Law 

    Classi Edizioni

    Comité de Acción Jurídica (CAJ)

    Water Protector Legal Collective

    Iniciativa Direito a Memória e Justiça Racial

    Instituto Silvia Lane

    USA Palestine Mental Health Network

    Sovrastrutture Paris

    J – Punto Einaudi Napoli

    Centro Estratégico en Justicia y Derecho para las Américas (CENEJYD)

    Rede de comunidades e Movimento contra violência

    Universidade Católica de Pernambuco

    Asociación de Detenidos Desaparecidos y Mártires por la Liberación Nacional ASOFAMD

    Lowenstein Human Rights Project, Yale Law School

    Defending Rights & Dissent

    Harvard Law School Advocates for Human Rights

    Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (RFK Human Rights)

    Brooklyn For Peace

    Instituto Braços – Centro de Defesa dos Direitos Humanos em Sergipe

    Freedom Imaginaries

    Colectiva Acción Directa Autogestiva

    Foro Cultural Karuzo

    Milynali Red

    Familias desaparecidos Orizaba – Cordoba

    Silvia Elida Ortiz Solís

    Red Nacional de Organismos Civiles de Derechos Humanos “Todos los Derechos para Todas y Todos” (Red TDT)

    Voces unidas por la vida y la dignidad humana 

    Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS)

    Organización del pueblo kichwa Saraguro SA KIAT

    Técnicas Rudas


    Comissão de Direito Internacional da OAB/RJ

    ACAT-Brasil e da FENADV-Federaçao Nacional dos Advogados e Advogadas

    Agenda Nacional Pelo Desencarceramento

    Rede Nacional de Mães e Familiares de Vítimas do Terrorismo do Estado

    Movimento Candelária Nunca Mais

    Frente Estadual Pelo desencarceramento do Rio de janeiro

    Coletivo de mães e familiares de pessoas privada de liberdade Rondônia

    Movimento Mães de Acari

    Frente Estadual Pelo desencarceramento do Rio Grande do norte

    Amafavv Espírito Santo

    Movimento de Mães Amar RJ.

    Laboratório de Gestão de Políticas Penais da Universidade de Brasília – Brasil

    Chief Executive Officer, Ancient Song Doula Services, Brooklyn, NY


    Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee

    Council on American-Islamic Relations 

    Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation

    MENA Rights Group

    Serviço Ecumênico de Militância nas Prisões (SEMPRI)

    BIPOCanalysis Collective


    MPower Change

    Middle East Crisis Committee (MECC)


    Individuals (title and affiliation listed for identification purposes only)

    Former Candidates & Commissioners, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; former & current United Nations Mandate Holders

    David Kaye, UC Irvine School of Law, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression (2014-2020)

    Aua Baldé, Catholic University of Portugal, current Human Rights Expert and United Nations Mandate Holder

    Leilani Farha, Global Director, The Shift, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing (2014-2020), Commissioner, International Commission of Jurists

    Flávia Piovesan, Professor at the Catholic University of São Paulo, Commissioner (2018-2021) and Vice President (2021) of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

    Paulo Abrão, Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission (2016-2020)

    Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Former Minister, Secretariat of State for Human Rights, Brazil, and Commissioner, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States (2003-2011)

    Alexandra Huneeus, Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin, 2021 U.S. Nominee to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

    Gay J. McDougall, Member, UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (Vice Chair 2018-2019), Former UN Special Rapporteur on Minorities, Senior Fellow and Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence Leitner Center for International Law and Justice / Center for Race, Law, and Justice Fordham University School of Law

    Manfred Nowak, Former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture

    Paulo De Tarso Vannuchi, Commissioner to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights 2013-2017

    María Luisa Romero, Member, United Nations Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture

    Fernanda Hopenhaym Cabrera, UN Mandate Holder for Business and Human rights

    Francisco Eguiguren Praeli, Former Commissioner and President, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; Professor, Catholic University of Peru, Lima, Peru

    José de Jesús Orozco, Former Commissioner and President, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; Professor, Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

    Juan E. Méndez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture (2010-2016); Commissioner on Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (2000-2003); Professor of Human Rights Law in Residence, American University – Washington College of Law

    Justin Hansford, Independent Expert Member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on People of African Descent, Professor of Law, Howard University; Executive Director, Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center

    Reed Brody, Former Director, Human Rights Division, UN Observer Mission in El Salvador (ONUSAL), former Deputy Chief, Secretary-General’s Investigative Team, Democratic Republic of the Congo (SGIT), Commissioner, International Commission of Jurists

    Victor Abramovich, Commissioner on Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (2006-2009), Professor, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Washington College of Law

    Academics and Advocates

    Lawrence B. Wilkerson, Former Chief of Staff to US Secretary of State Colin Powell, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft

    Peter Beinart, Editor-at-Large, Jewish Currents, Professor at Newmark School of Journalism, CUNY

    Jamil Dakwar, Director, ACLU Human Rights Program, Adjunct Lecturer, New York University and Hunter College

    ​​Luis Arriaga, SJ, President of the Association of Universities Entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America, President, Universidad Iberoamericana, AUSJAL, Rector del ITESO (2018-2022)

    Moshik Temkin, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University; Visiting Distinguished Professor, Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University

    Edward Telles, Distinguished Professor and Director, Program for International Migration, University of California, Irvine

    Susan M. Akram, Clinical Professor and Director, International Human Rights Clinic, Boston University School of Law

    Gastón Chillier, Human Rights Activist and Associate Director of the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO)

    Samuel Moyn, Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School and Professor of History at Yale University

    Andrea Coomber KC (Hon.), Chief Executive, Howard League for Penal Reform, London, United Kingdom

    Sibongile Ndashe, Executive Director, Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) Johannesburg, South Africa

    David Palumbo-Liu, Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor, Stanford University

    Vladyslav Lanovoy, Assistant Professor of Public International Law, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada

    Jânia Saldanha, Professor, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, UNISINOS, Brazil, Institut des Hautes Études de la Amérique Latine (2016-2017), Université Paris III, Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Université Catholique de Lille (2022)

    Deena R. Hurwitz, Senior Fellow, Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, Northeastern University School of Law 

    Jonathan Graubart, Advisor, International Security and Conflict Resolution Professor, Political Science, San Diego State University

    Nancy Hollander, Internationally Recognized Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Stephan Sonnenberg, Seoul National University Associate Professor

    Alice M Miller JD, Co-Director, Global Health Justice Partnership of the Yale Law and Public Health Schools

    Angela Y. Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita, University of California Santa Cruz

    Brian Citro, Human rights lawyer and independent researcher

    Dianne Post, Attorney International Human Rights Attorney

    Hassan Eltayyab, Legislative Director for Middle East Policy, Friends Committee on National Legislation

    Patricia Bauerle, Repeal Mental Health Laws

    Claudia Flores, Clinical Faculty of Law and Director, Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, Yale Law School

    Connie de la Vega, Professor of Law, University of San Francisco, Human Rights Advocates

    Sophia Armen, Co-Director, Armenian-American Action Network and The Feminist Front

    Kristine Beckerle, Cover-Lowenstein Fellow, Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights and Clinical Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School

    Hope Metcalf, Executive Director, Lecturer and Executive Director, Schell Center for International Human Rights, Yale Law School

    Blaine Bookey, Legal Director, Adjunct Professor of Law, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, University of California College of the Law, San Francisco

    Beth Stephens, Distinguished Professor, Rutgers Law School

    Walter H. White, Jr., Past chair ABA Center for Human Rights

    Alejandra Cardenas, Senior Director of Legal Strategies, Center for Reproductive Rights

    Bassam Khawaja, Lecturer in Law, Columbia Law School

    Sandra Babcock, Clinical Professor and Director, International Human Rights Clinic, Cornell Law School

    Manuel Eugênio Gándara Carballido, Instituto Joaquin Herrera Flores

    Carlos Nicodemus, Presidente da Comissão de Direito Internacional da OAB-RJ

    Manoel Moraes, Professor Doutor da Universidade Católica de Pernambuco. Presidente do Conselho do Cendhec – Centro Dom Helder Camara de Estudos e Ação Social. Membro Titular da Comissão de Anisita/Ministério dos Direitos Humanos/Brasil, UNICAP

    Atalia Omer, Professor of Religion, Conflict, and Peace Studies, The University of Notre Dame & Harvard Divinity School

    Sara Roy, Senior Research Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

    Noam Chomsky, Professor, University of Arizona

    Elaine Hagopian, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Simmons University

    Elsa Auerbach, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts Boston

    Vladimir Gurewich, PhD Candidate, CUNY

    Khaled Fahmy, Edward Keller Professor of North Africa and the Middle East, Tufts University

    Judith Chomsky Esq., Human Rights Attorney

    John Womack Jr., Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin Amerian History and Economics, Emeritus, Harvard University

    Nancy Murray, Former Director of Education, ACLU of MA

    Roger Waters, Musician & Activist

    Melina Girardi Fachin, Adjunct Professor and Coordinator of the Nucleus of Studies of Human Rights Systems; Attorney and member of the Bar (OAB) National Committee of Human Rights, Federal University of Parana

    Seth Morrison, Jewish Voice for Peace Action

    Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence Emeritus, Harvard Law School

    Lisa Hajjar, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Stephen Soldz, Professor, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis; Coalition for an Ethical Psychology

    Nader Hashemi, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies, University of Denver

    Ejim Dike, Human Rights Advocate and former Executive Director of US Human Rights Network

    Aaron Schneider, Professor, University of Denver

    Miko Zeldes-Roth, PhD Candidate in Political Science, University of Toronto

    Dr. Richard Rothschiller, Hawai`i Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines

    Martha F. Davis, Professor, Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, Northeastern University School of Law

    Colin Dayan, Professor of English, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt

    Francielli Mores Gusso, Professor, USP / UFSC

    Lynne Layton, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis

    Marcus Vinicius Porcaro Nunes Schubert, Mister, Universidade Federal do Paraná

    John King, Associate Adjunct Professor, New York University, Composer/Musician

    Leilani Salvo Crane, Clinical Psychologist, BIPOCanalysis

    Melissa Farley, Ph.D., Executive Director, Prostitution Research & Education

    Julie Livingston, Julius Silver, Rosalyn S. Silver, and Enid Silver Winslow Professor, New York University

    Tiago Rocha Goncalves, NESIDH – UFPR (Federal University of Paraná)

    Joel Beinin, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Emeritus, Stanford University

    Bruce Robbins, Old Dominion Foundation Professor, Columbia University

    Lara Sheehi, The George Washington University

    Marisol Méndez, Fundación para la Justicia

    Ronald C. Slye, Professor, Seattle University School of Law

    Joseph Berra, Human Rights in the Americas Director, UCLA Promise Institute for Human Rights

    Rami G Khouri, Director and Senior Fellow, Harvard University and American University of Beirut

    Nancy Caro Hollander, Faculty, Chair of Psyche & Society, Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California

    Natalie Zemon Davis, Adjunct Professor of History, University of Toronto

    Janet Cooper Alexander, Frederick I. Richman Professor, Emerita, Stanford Law School

    Andrew Ross, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University

    Stephen A. Rosenbaum, Frank C. Newman Lecturer / Visiting Researcher Scholar, UC Berkeley, School of Law, Othering & Belonging Institute

    Usha Iyer, Stanford University

    Martin Flaherty, Visiting Professor, Columbia Law School

    Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Distinguished Professor of Law Emerita, University of California Law, SF

    Joseph Weiss, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Wesleyan University

    Jackie Brookman, MFT, Jewish Voice for Peace

    Gabor Rona, Professor of Practice, Cardozo Law School

    Manoel Carlos Uchôa de Oliveira, Professor Assistente II, Assessor de Clínicas Jurídicas da Escola de Ciências Jurídicas da Universidade Católica de Pernambuco

    Francisco J. Rivera Juaristi, Director, Santa Clara Law – International Human Rights Clinic

    Rodrigo Deodato de Souza Silva, Professor de Direito na Universidade Católica de Pernambuco (Unicap), Coordenador do Núcleo de Desenvolvimento Profissional e Justiça Socioambiental da Unicap. Consultor Internacional do Gabinete de Assessoria Jurídica às Organizações Populares (GAJOP).

    Persis Karim, Professor, San Francisco State University

    Khaled Abou El Fadl, Professor of International Law, UCLA School of Law

    Bram Wispelwey MD MPH, Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights

    George Bajalia, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Wesleyan University

    Michael R. Jackson, Research Professor, Earlham College

    Dr. Yulia Mikhailova, New Mexico Tech, International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis

    Darryl Li, Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Associate Member, Law School, University of Chicago

    Lynne Jacobs, Psychologist, Psychoanalysis

    Rabab Abdulhadi, Director and Senior Scholar, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies, San Francisco State University

    Lawrence Davidson, Professor Emeritus, West Chester University

    David Luban, Distinguished University Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

    Malini Johar Schueller, Professor, University of Florida

    John Packer, Director, Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa

    Emma Shaw Crane, Postdoctoral Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Columbia University

    Zeese Papanikolas, Retired Professor of Humanities, San Francisco Art Institute

    James Schamus, Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia University

    Jean M. O’Brien, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota

    J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Professor of American Studies and affiliate faculty in Anthropology, Wesleyan University

    Robert Warrior, Hall Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture, University of Kansas

    Cynthia Franklin, Professor, University of Hawai’i

    Tania Coiner, PhD, Psychologist

    Kamala Visweswaran, Professor of Anthropology, Rice University

    Nina Felshin, Jews Say No!(JSN), Co-Founder

    Asli Bali, Professor of Law, Yale Law School

    Diana Martinez, Associate Director, JCCP, Wesleyan University

    Aradhana Sharma, Associate Professor, Wesleyan University

    Ron Jenkins, Professor, Wesleyan University, Yale University

    Sharika Thiranagama, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University

    Newland F. Smith, 3rd, Librarian Emeritus, Seabury-Western Theological Seminary

    Marjorie Cohn, National Lawyers Guild

    Daniel Meyers, Attorney, National Lawyers Guild-NYC

    James Silk, Binger Clinical Professor of Human Rights and Co-Director, Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights, Yale Law School

    Michael Letwin, Former President ,Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, UAW 2325

    Kathleen Gilberd, Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild Military Law Task Force

    Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence Emeritus, Harvard Law School

    Betsy O’Neil Smith, Christian Jewish Allies for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine

    Victoria Pitts-Taylor, Professor, Wesleyan University

    Anat Biletzki, Albert Schweitzer Professor of Philosophy, Quinnipiac University

    Alice B. Hadler, Sr Associate Director, Fries Center for Global Studies

    Zinaida Miller, Professor of Law & International Affairs, Northeastern University

    Nancy Burke, PhD., Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University and Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis

    Stephen Sheehi, Sultan Qaboos Professor of Middle East Studies, William & Mary

    Juan Cole, Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan

    Daniel Smyth, Assistant Professor of Letters, Wesleyan University

    Rev. Jim Eby, Presbyterian

    Susan Landau, Christian-Jewish Allies for a Just Peace for IsraelPalestine

    Susan Herman, Supervisor, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis

    Amr A Alhossary, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Wesleyan University

    Katherine Pearl, Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University

    Thomas Becker, Professor & Legal Director, Wesleyan, Columbia Law School, University Network for Human Rights

    Elizabeth B. Hegeman PhD., WAWhite Institute of Psychoanalysis, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis

    Kerwin Kaye, Associate Professor of Sociology, American Studies, and Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Wesleyan University

    Laura Borst, Mind Freedom

    Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics, University of San Francisco

    Alan Gilbert, Distinguished University Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver

    Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal & Advocacy Director, Project South

    James Linkin, President, Cosmopolitan Tech Management Corp

    Terri Ginsberg, Concordia University, Montreal

    Dr. Patricia S. Mann, Retired from academic and lawyer, Independent writer

    Ayca Cubukcu, Associate Professor in Human Rights, Co-Director, LSE Human Rights, London School of Economics and Political Science

    José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez, Profesor / Investigador, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

    Corina Giacomello, Professor, Autonomous University of Chiapas

    Lila Abu-Lughod, Professor, Columbia University

    Neve Gordon, Professor of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London

    Manfred Nowak, Professor of Human Rights Vienna, Secretary General of the Global Campus of Human Rights, Venice

    Shirin Sinnar, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

    Rebecca Landy, International Senior Lawyers Project

    Jónatas Eduardo Mendes Machado, Professor & Dean, Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra

    Genie Silver, Ph.D., Leadership Team, Middle East Peace and Justice Action Committee, WILPF US

    Caroline Rooney, Professor Emeritus of African and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Kent

    Armando Luís Silva Rocha, Professor, Católica

    Joan Goddard, Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF US)

    Karim G. Dajani, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis

    Elisabeth Jean Wood, Professor of Political Science, International and Area Studies, Yale University

    Dan Fischer, Food Not Bombs, New Politics, Promoting Enduring Peace

    Roy Eidelson, Former President, Psychologists for Social Responsibility

    Rania Hammad, Human rights activist

    Cathy Shufro, Lecturer, Minor in Human Rights Advocacy, Wesleyan University

    Scott Kurashige PhD. 

    Dr. Trudy Bond, Psychologist

    Stephen R. Shalom, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, William Paterson University

    Alex Kruckman, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Wesleyan University

    Nelson Camilo Sanchez, Director, International Human Rights Clinic, University of Virginia School of Law

    Susan Rosenthal, MD

    Steven Moore, Assistant Professor of Government, Wesleyan University

    Mark Stern, Attorney, National Lawyers Guild

    Ioannis Kalpouzos, Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School; Co-founder, Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), Harvard Law School

    Stephen C. Angle, Director, Fries Center for Global Studies and Professor of Philosophy, Wesleyan University

    David Maciewski, Mass Peace Action

    Sergio Puig, Professor of Law, University of Arizona

    Laura Schleifer, Program Chair, Promoting Enduring Peace

    JM Kirby, Advocacy Director, MADRE

    Ana Carolina Lopes Olsen, Professor, Universidade Positivo

    Marie Gilles McKenna, Administrative Assistant, Wesleyan University, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life

    Celina Giraudt, Clinical Supervisor, University Network for Human Rights

    Victoria B. Ross, LMSW, QCSW, MSW, MALD, DHL, Board Chair, WNY Peace Center

    Rev. Shodo Spring, Founder and President, Mountains and Waters Alliance

    Tim McSorley, National Coordinator, International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group

    Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Development Studies and International Relations, SOAS, University of London

    Lisa Barcy, Professional Lecturer, DePaul University

    Jennifer Tucker, Associate Professor of History, Wesleyan University

    Grace Handy, City University of New York

    Stephen Henri Devoto, Professor Emeritus, Wesleyan University

    Gizele Martins, Jornalista, Justiça Global e Frente Maré

    Alex Neve, Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa

    Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Columbia University

    Glaucia Almeida Marinho, Jornalista; mestra em Educação, Cultura e Comunicação em Periferias Urbanas (UERJ); doutoranda em Comunicação e Cultura (UFRJ). Diretora executiva da ONG Justiça Global e vice presidente da Federação Internacional dos Direitos Humanos (FIDH).

    Rafael Buarque Montenegro, Communication Director, FFIPP-Brasil

    Gregorio Antonio Fernandes de Andrade, Greg Andrade Advogados Associados

    Musumeci Francesco, medico specialista, tutor universitari

    Stephen Portuges, PhD., Associate Editor, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association

    Emma Copley Eisenberg, Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Wesleyan University

    Alessia Magliacane, Centre Georg Simmel EHESS Paris

    Hana Odeh, University of Pennsylvania-School of Medicine

    Fransérgio Goulart, Coordenação Executiva, Iniciativa Direito a Memória e Justiça Racial

    Dr. Nancy Arvold, PhD, MFT, Psychologists for Social Responsibility, Social Workers and Allies Against Solitary Confinement

    Jean-Paul Ruszkowski, Former CEO Parliamentary Centre

    Dr. Paul Kimmel, BioMuseo

    Laurel E. Fletcher, Chancellor’s Clinical Professor of Law, Berkeley Law

    E. Tendayi Achiume, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

    Fernando Ribeiro Delgado, ESCR-Net

    Elizabeth Berger MD, Associate Clinical Professor, George Washington University School of Medicine

    Karen Musalo, Professor, UC Law San Francisco

    Rebecca Fadil, Steering Committee, USA Palestine Mental Health Network

    Valentina Ripa, Researcher, Università di Salerno

    Estee Chandler, Board Chair, JVP Action

    Wade McMullen, SVP Programs & Legal Strategy, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

    Raffaella Aliano, Insegnante, Scuola

    Kimberley Hall-Shapiro, MSW, PhD, Women’s therapy Center Institute

    Dr. Orna Shachar, Div39

    Nadia K Thalji, Mental Health Practitioner, Intercultural

    Francesco Rubino, Professor de Direito Constitucional, Universidade Federal de Bahia – Salvador

    David Klein, Professor Emeritus, California State University Northridge

    Yukyan Lam, Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

    Donald H. Goldhamer, Treasurer, Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights

    Luigi De Magistris, Sindaco di Napoli (2012-2021), Deputato parlamento europeo (2009-2011), scrittore

    Alice Lowe Shaw, Ph.D., Psychologist, Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California

    Nancy Holmstrom, Professor Emerita, Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University in Newark

    Hayoung Choi, Master’s student, Yale University

    Manuela Nivia, MPP Candidate, Yale University

    Rachel Rubin, MD, MPH., Health Advisory Council of Jewish Voice for Peace

    Daniel Segal, Jean M Pitzer Professor, Pitzer College

    Elaine Bachman, member, Jewish Voice for Peace

    Sarah Gundle, Clinical faculty, Mount Sinai Human Rights Program

    Lorena Perez, RN, Human Rights Investigator, Tufts Medical, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless

    Brant Rosen, Rabbi, Tzedek Chicago

    James Hadler, MD, Epidemiologist, Former Connecticut Department of Public Health

    Kevin A. Young, Associate Professor of History, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Rebecca Riddell, NYU School of Law, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice

    Francisco Pereira Coutinho, Associate Professor, Nova School of Law (Lisbon, Portugal)

    Kate Mackintosh, Executive Director, Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA Law

    Valentina Montoya-Robledo, Assistant Professor of Law, Universidad de Los Andes

    Jess Peake, Assistant Director, The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law

    Ahmed Bedir, OIC

    Tamar Hayrikyan, Director of Programs, University Network for Human Rights and Visiting Instructor of Public Policy, Wesleyan University

    Nikos Valance, M.A, J.D., LL.M., Visiting Assistant Professor

    Helen Raizen, Co-Chair of Boston Workers Circle Israel Palestine Committee

    Sara Rottenberg, LMHC Psychotherapist, Jewish Voice for Peace

    Joshua Petersen, Doctoral student and human rights researcher, University of Michigan

    Ghislaine Boulanger, Ph.D., Psychologist-Psychoanalyst, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

    Araceli Salcedo Jiménez, Madre de Fernanda Rubi desaparecida en Orizaba, Ver., Mexico el 7 de septiembre del 2012 ala edad de 21 años. Busco verdad y justicia

    Manuel Urbina MD, MPH, Investigador independiente

    Ximena Avellaneda, Enlaces estratégicos, Gesmujer

    Javier Mujica Perit, Centro de Políticas Públicas y Derechos Humanos- Peru EQUIDAD

    Camila Barretto Maia, Coordinadora trabajo internacional, CELS

    Paula Litvachky, Directora Ejecutiva, CELS

    Daniela González López, Coordinadora Internacional del Observatorio de Derechos Humanos de los Pueblos

    Zulema Paniagua Oviedo, Periodista, Directora Agencia de Información Chuquisaca – ADICH Radio 100.6 FM (Sucre, Bolivia); integrante de la colectiva feminista Yuyay Ninamanta (memoria de fuego), integrante de la Red de Periodismo Feminista de Bolivia (RedFem), integrante de la iniciativa Periodismo que Transforma

    Eduardo Rodríguez Veltzé, Ex Presidente de Bolivia

    Ramon Cadena, Abogado guatemalteco en derechos humanos

    André Hacl Castro, Doutor, Universidade Estácio de Sá

    Patricia Kettermann, Defensora Pública, Defensoria Pública do RGS

    Eliete Ferrer, Inimigos do Império

    Ana Valeska Duarte, Pós-graduação em Direito Penal e Processo Penal, Advogada, Perita do Mecanismo Nacional de Prevenção e Combate á Tortura, especialista em Direito Penal e Processo Penal, Membro da Abracrim

    Eugênio José Gonçalves, Professor, ICDH

    Maria das Graças Victor Silva, Instituto Silvia Lane

    Luiz Fernando Leal Padulla, Doutor em Etologia

    Daniel Pessoa, Professor do Curso de Direito da Universidade Federal Rural do Semiárido e membro do Centro de Referência em Direitos Humanos do Semiárido

    Nancy Wechsler, Boston Workers Circle/Jewish Voice for Peace

    Lama Zuhair Khouri, Psychoanalyst

    Margaret Satterthwaite, Professor of Clinical Law, NYU School of Law

    Steven Hugh Knoblauch, Associate Clinical Adjunct Professor, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

    Judy Roth, CUNY School of Medicine

    John Willshire Carrera, Lecturer on Law and Senior Clinical Instructor, Harvard Law School

    Nancy Kelly, Senior Clinical Instructor & Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School

    Medea Benjamin, Cofounder, CODEPINK

    Susan Herman, PhD, supervisor, NYU Postdoctoral Program

    Diana Guzmán, Directora, Dejusticia

    E Bruce Brooks, Research Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine Director, Human Rights Watch

    Meryl M. Crean, Rabbi, Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinic Council

    Andrea Carlise, Assistant Treasurer, International Alliance of Women

    Elizabeth Zoob, Boston Workers Circle

    Amahl Bishara, Tufts University

    Jill Gentile, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, NYU

    Luiz Alberto De Vargas, Desembargador e Professor, Ajd

    Jennifer Duskey, Christian-Jewish Allies for A Just Peace for Israel-Palestine

    Zahra Billoo, Executive Director, CAIR San Francisco Bay Area

    Nina Thomas, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, NYU Post-doctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

    Maria LaHood, Deputy Legal Director, Center for Constitutional Rights

    Ruhan Nagra, Associate Professor of Law, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

    Samantha Manausa, Harvard Divinity School

    Donato Cioli, AssopacePalestina

    Cathrine Brun, Professor, Centre for Lebanese Studies

    Steven Botticelli, Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

    Kelsey Jost-Creegan, Lecturer in Law and Supervising Staff Attorney, Columbia Law School Smith Family Human Rights Clinic

    Talles Andrade De Souza, Gestor Políticas Públicas, Laboratório de Gestão de Políticas Penais – UNB

    Maria Palma Wolff, Labgepen

    Leslie Grueber, Harvard Kennedy School Alumna

    Katie Gentile, Professor, John Jay College

    Barbara Eisold, Adjunct, NYU

    Fauzi Hassan Choukr, Doctor, Coordinator of Master in Law at FACAMP- Faculdades de Campinas

    Zarka Shabir, Harvard Law School

    Samantha Kahn, Harvard Kennedy School Graduate

    Wladimir Augusto Correia Brito, Full Professor, Escola de Direito da Universidade do Minho

    Michelle Poulin, Harvard Kennedy School

    Jessica Hao, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School

    Jack Parham, Student

    Maia Brumberg-Kraus, Boston Workers Circle

    Morgan Pratt, Harvard Kennedy School MPP

    Maria Christina Barbosa Veras, Psicologa Especialista em Psicologia Clínica e Hospitalar, Instituto Silvia Lane de Psicologia e Compromisso Social

    S. Priya Morley, Racial Justice Policy Counsel and Co-Director, International Human Rights Clinic, Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA Law

    Britton Schwartz, Deputy Director, International Human Rights Clinic, Santa Clara University School of Law

    Margot Weiss, Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology, Wesleyan University

    Alfredo Feres Neto, Associate Professor, University of Brasília

    Marie-Fatima Hyacinthe, Yale School of Public Health

    Jeffrey Levy, Boston Workers Circle

    Elisa Quiroz, Program Officer, Americas region, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

    Lisa Clemans-Cope, Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute 

    Nadia Abu El-Haj, Professor, Columbia University

    Valerie Clemans, Teacher, Massachusetts Public Schools

    Lucio Castilla, Professor, University of Massachusetts

    Maria del Carmen Villarreal Villamar, PhD in Political Science, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) 

    Sari Bashi, Program Director, Human Rights Watch 

    Rosie Clemans-Cope, Activist & Organizer

    Susan Gutwill, Boston Workers Circle

    Marianna Chaves, Vice-Presidente of the Committee on Bioethics and Biolaw, Brazilian Institute of Family Law

    Haynes Miller, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Patrícia Perrone Campos Mello, Centro Universitário de Brasília – CEUB

    Sophie Lally, Coordinator, Técnicas Rudas

    Marcie Mersky, Human Rights and Transitional Justice Expert

    Celia Maria de Albuquerque Trindade, Socióloga, Cendhec

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