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Jacqueline Bhabha

Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights

FXB Center for Health and Human Rights

651 Huntington Ave, 7th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Phone: 617.432.0656
jacqueline_bhabha@harvard.edu

Jacqueline Bhabha is FXB Director of Research, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, and an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.  She received a first class honors degree and an M.Sc. from Oxford University, and a J.D. from the College of Law in London.

From 1997 to 2001 Bhabha directed the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago.  Prior to 1997, she was a practicing human rights lawyer in London and at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.  She has published extensively on issues of transnational child migration, refugee protection, children’s rights and citizenship. She is the editor of Children Without A State (2011) and author of Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age (2014).  An edited volume, Coming of Age: Reframing the Approach to Adolescent Rights, will be published in the fall of 2014.

Bhabha serves on the board of the Scholars at Risk Network, the World Peace Foundation and the Journal of Refugee Studies.  She is also a founder of the Alba Collective, an international women’s NGO currently working with rural women and girls in developing countries to enhance financial security and youth rights.