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Jacqueline Bhabha is the Jeremiah Smith Jr lecturer in law at Harvard Law School, the Director of Research at the Francois Bagnoud Xavier Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard and the University Adviser on Human Rights Education to the Provost at Harvard University. She is also a lecturer on public policy at Harvard Kennedy School. From 1997 to 2001, she 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 received a first class honours degree and an M.Sc from Oxford University, and a J.D. from the College of Law in London. Two books are forthcoming, an edited volume, Children Without a State: A Global Human Rights Challenge (MIT Press) and Moving Children: Human Rights Dilemmas in Contemporary Child Migration ( Princeton University Press). She is the joint author of two other books: Womens Movement: Women under Immigration, Nationality and Refugee Law (1994) and Worlds Apart: Women (1990). She has published extensively on issues of migration, refugee protection, childrens rights and citizenship. She directed and co-authored three reports of an international research project, entitled Seeking Asylum Alone (2006), on unaccompanied and separated child asylum seekers. Her writing on issues of migration and asylum in Europe and the U.S. include an edited volume, Asylum Law And Practice in Europe and North America (1992), several book chapters including Border Rights and Rites in an edited volume on Women and Immigration Law and many articles. She works on issues of transnational child migration, trafficking, adoption, childrens economic and social rights and citizenship. She teaches international human rights, childrens rights and refugee law. She chairs the board of the Scholars at Risk Network and serves on the board of the US section of International Social Services, the World Peace Foundation and the Journal of Refugee Studies. She is a founder of the Alba Collective, an international womens NGO currently working with rural women and girls in developing countries to enhance financial security and educational achievement.
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