Lecturer on Law
Supervising Attorney, HLS Advocates for Human Rights
Beatrice Lindstrom is a Clinical Instructor at the International Human Rights Clinic and the Supervising Attorney of Advocates for Human Rights. Her work focuses on accountability of transnational actors, obligations of international organizations, and access to remedies.
Prior to joining Harvard Law School, Lindstrom was the Legal Director of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, an organization that works in partnership with Haitian lawyers to bring grassroots struggles for human rights to the international stage. For nearly a decade, her work has focused on path-breaking advocacy to secure accountability from the UN for causing a devastating cholera epidemic in Haiti. She was lead counsel in Georges v. United Nations, a class action lawsuit on behalf of those injured by cholera. For her work on the cholera case, she received the Recent Graduate Award from the NYU Law Alumni Association and the Zanmi Ayiti Award from the Haiti Solidarity Network of the Northeast.
Lindstrom has extensive experience advocating in the UN human rights system, lobbying governments, and speaking in the media. She has appeared regularly in the New York Times, BBC, and Al Jazeera English.
Lindstrom was previously an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and a Haiti country expert for Freedom House. She holds a J.D. from NYU School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern public interest scholar, and a B.A. from Emory University.
Harvard Law Today Spotlight: Holding the United Nations Accountable
International Human Rights Clinic | Feb 08, 2023
UN Still Denies Justice to Lead Poisoning Victims in Kosovo
International Human Rights Clinic | Nov 22, 2022
United Nations Thwarted Justice for Lead-Poisoned Kosovo Roma, Report Finds
International Human Rights Clinic | Nov 09, 2022
International Human Rights Clinic | Jul 06, 2022
IHRC Releases Joint Statement Calling U.S. Govt to Urgently Address Rising Insecurity and Gang Violence in Haiti
International Human Rights Clinic | Jul 05, 2022
International Human Rights Clinic Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief on Behalf of International Scholars in Jam v. IFC
International Human Rights Clinic | Mar 25, 2022
Toxic Injustice: Translating UN Responsibility into Remedies for Lead-Poisoned Roma
International Human Rights Clinic & Opre Roma Kosovo | Nov 09, 2022
Killing with Impunity: State-Sanctioned Massacres in Haiti
International Human Rights Clinic and the Observatoire Haïtien des Crimes contre l’humanité (OHCCH) | Apr 22, 2021
Joint Statement from U.S. Human Rights Clinics on the Constitutional and Human Rights Crisis in Haiti
HLS International Human Rights Clinic, YLS International Human Rights Clinic, NYU Global Justice Clinic | Feb 16, 2021
Violations of the Right to Effective Remedy: The UN's Responsibility for Cholera in Haiti
International Human Rights Clinic, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, and the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti | Feb 06, 2020