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Beatrice Lindstrom

Clinical Instructor
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.

Recent News

With Haiti on the Brink of Collapse, a Reckoning for US Policy on Haiti

Beatrice Lindstrom | Mar 11, 2024

A New UN-Sanctioned Force is Heading to Haiti. Will it Embrace Accountability?

Beatrice Lindstrom | Oct 23, 2023

Law Clinics Condemn U.S. Government Support for Haiti’s Regime as Country Faces Human Rights and Humanitarian Catastrophe

International Human Rights Clinic | Jul 10, 2023

Harvard Law Today Spotlight: Holding the United Nations Accountable

Brett Milano, Harvard Law Today | Feb 08, 2023

UN Still Denies Justice to Lead Poisoning Victims in Kosovo

Anna Bower JD '23, Beatrice Lindstrom, Scarlett Park JD '24 and Jake Soria JD '24 | Nov 22, 2022

United Nations Thwarted Justice for Lead-Poisoned Kosovo Roma, Report Finds

International Human Rights Clinic | Nov 09, 2022

Clinic Publications

Letter to Secretary Blinken on ongoing concern for human rights in Haiti

International Human Rights Clinic & NYU School of Law Global Justice Clinic | Jul 10, 2023

Letter to Secretary Blinken on ongoing concern for human rights in Haiti (Kreyòl)

International Human Rights Clinic & NYU School of Law Global Justice Clinic | Jul 10, 2023

Financing Reparations Owed to Victims of Serious Violations of Human Rights Law: Lessons from the United Nations’ Approach

International Human Rights Clinic, Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti & Opre Roma Kosovo | Mar 13, 2023

Toxic Injustice: Translating UN Responsibility into Remedies for Lead-Poisoned Roma

International Human Rights Clinic & Opre Roma Kosovo | Nov 09, 2022

Brief of Amici Curiae International Law Scholars in Support of Petitioners in Jam v. IFC

International Human Rights Clinic | Feb 14, 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