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Robert L Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at NYU School of Law

The Bernstein Institute promotes cutting-edge research, advocacy and education on human rights issues around the world, with priority accorded to closed and closing societies.

Presence in: United States
Focus: Other

Honoring and extending the legacy of Robert L. Bernstein, the Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at NYU School of Law promotes cutting-edge research, advocacy and education on human rights issues around the world, with priority accorded to closed and closing societies. The Institute embraces a holistic approach to the advancement of human rights, deepening engagement and action by key stakeholders in the pursuit of human rights and social justice: law students, young lawyers, advocacy organizations, judges, scholars, interdisciplinary allies and affected communities.

People Associated With This Organization

Antonio Gutierrez

United States  
Robert L Bernstein Institute for Human... (Unverified)
Joined July 2020
Gutierrez oversees Strategic Development & Operations for OCAD by addressing structural needs and facilitating the organization’s sustainable growth. They became involved with the organization as part of the Immigrant Youth Justice League (IYJL). Gutierrez has over 5 years of non-profit administration development, and is also a co-founder of the Albany Park Defense Network and the Autonomous Tenants Union.

Bryan Brown

United States  
Robert L Bernstein Institute for Human...
Joined August 2017
Bryan is the Programs Manager for the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at NYU School of Law. He also works in NYU Law's Public Interest Law Center where he supports the Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship. Previously Bryan worked at the Center for Pastoral Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), assisting students and managing programs and events. Prior to JTS, Bryan served two years in the AmeriCorps program City Year, tutoring and organizing school beautification projects in underserved neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Bryan received his BA from UC Santa Cruz and is currently pursuing an MPA at NYU Wagner.

Margaret Satterthwaite

United States  
Robert L Bernstein Institute for Human...
Joined November 2017
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Health, Housing & Sanitation, Land & Natural Resources, Women's Rights
Margaret Satterthwaite is a Professor of Clinical Law, Faculty Director of the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights, and Co-Chair of the Center for Human Rights and the Global Justice at New York University School of Law. Her research interests include economic and social rights, human rights and counterterrorism, methodological innovation in human rights, and vicarious trauma among human rights workers. Before joining the academy, she worked for a number of human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, Human Rights First, and the Commission Nationale de Verité et de Justice in Haiti. As Director of the Global Justice Clinic, she partners with grassroots organizations and movements to prevent, challenge, and redress rights violations in situations of global inequality. Margaret has worked as a consultant to numerous UN agencies and special rapporteurs and has served on the boards of several human rights organizations.

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Sukti Dhital

United States  
Robert L Bernstein Institute for Human...
Joined October 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Health, Housing & Sanitation, Labor & Employment, Women's Rights
Sukti Dhital is the Deputy Director of the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at NYU School of Law and a human rights lawyer with extensive human rights experience. Previously, Sukti was the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Nazdeek, a legal empowerment organization committed to bringing access to justice closer to marginalized communities in India. At Nazdeek, Sukti worked closely with affected community members and social movements to advance labor, food, health, and housing rights through a community-driven approach, with a focus on indigenous and Dalit women.

Prior to Nazdeek, Sukti was the Director of the Reproductive Rights Unit at the Human Rights Law Network, India where she assisted in securing landmark judgments including Laxmi Mandal v. Deen Dayal Harinagar Hospital & ORS, the first decision by a national court to recognize maternal mortality as a human rights violation. She has also worked at the ACLU and the firm of Bingham McCutchen.

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Sukti Dhital is the network champion (main point of contact) for Robert L Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at NYU School of Law.

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