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Professor Rachel López Speaks at Human Rights Conference at University of Connecticut

Professor Rachel Lopez

April 03, 2019

Professor Rachel López will discuss transitional justice and accountability in the aftermath of mass crimes at “Human Rights and the Politics of Solidarity,” a conference at the University of Connecticut on April 4 and 5.

López will join Professor Matiangai Sirleaf of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Professor Jamie Rowen of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Professor Kimberly Theidon of Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy on the panel focused on transitional justice.

The author of “The Duty to Refrain: A Theory of State Accomplice Liability for Grave Crimes,” which appeared in the Nebraska Law Review in 2018, López was a Schell Visiting Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School in 2017 and a Fulbright Global Scholar in 2016. In 2018, she organized a symposium on diverse strategies for confronting mass abuse that featured judges and scholars from around the world.

She directs the Andy and Gwen Stern Community Lawyering Clinic.