Jacqueline Bhabha

Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, HSPH
Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer, HLS
University Adviser on Human Rights Education, Director of Research, FXB Center
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
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Phone: 617-384-7743
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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), author of Moving Children: Young Migrants and the Challenge of Rights (forthcoming, Princeton University Press, 2014), and the editor of Coming of Age: Reframing the Approach to Adolescent Rights (forthcoming, UPenn Press, 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.





  • IGA-305 Childhood, Adolescence, Youth, and International Human Rights

Fall Mod2

  • IGA-342M Human Rights Dilemmas in Child Protection


  • IGA-344M International Perspectives on Justice for Children

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  • IGA-343M Child Protection in Theory and Practice

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