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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

Clinic Publications

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