Sherrie Russell-Brown

Sherrie Russell-Brown
City University of New York - Hunter College | Hunter CUNY · Human Rights Program

BA (Government), JD, LLM (human rights)

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Introduction
Sherrie Russell-Brown graduated from Columbia Law School (JD, 1992; LL.M, 1999), Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and, although she has not completed her D.Phil at the University of Oxford, her thesis research is on Reservations to Normative/Law-Making Multilateral Treaties in International Law. Ms. Russell-Brown later entered academia, including teaching at Université Lumiére, Lyon 2, Lyon, France.

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Student Evaluations Hunter College Introduction to Human Rights Fall 2013
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The Last Line of Defense concerns a central doctrine of the laws of war - - command responsibility for war crimes - - and considers its implications for the prevention and punishment of gender crimes, particularly rape. In The Last Line of Defense, I explore the jurisprudence of criminal responsibility and punishment, propose changes in presumption...
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In Rape as an Act of Genocide, I weigh in on the question whether countenancing rape as genocide (directed against a “people”) may have the unintended effect of diminishing the crime of rape as directed to individual women as human rights deprivations. After framing the terms of the debate between those who believe that thinking about rape as a gen...
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In addition to reviewing Samantha Power’s discussion of the political and structural reasons for the U.S. failures to respond to genocide, A U.N. Solution to A Problem from Hell suggests specific ways that the international community, as a whole, could take more effective measures to prevent and punish genocide, in the future. Specifically, I exami...
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In Bridging the “Divide,” I question the epistemological basis of the distinction, in international human rights discourse, between women’s and children’s human rights. In the essay, I point to many instances, for example, with respect to gender-based violence in conflict situations, where the human rights of women and children, particularly the gi...
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In Poisoned Chalice, based upon my work on a case before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda(ICTR), I examine a problem which has confronted scholars and international decisionmakers since, at least, Nuremberg - - how to protect the rights of defendants accused of the most serious forms of international crimes. In Poisoned Chalice, I foc...
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Labor Rights as Human Rights is a problem-oriented piece, focused on gender-based discrimination of women workers laboring in Jamaica’s export zones. The article examines the inadequacy of global trade disciplines, international labor treaties, and US domestic law protections for foreign labor rights. The article concludes that, “although legal pro...
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Out of the Crooked Timber of Humanity considers the problem of amnesty in international human rights discourse for transitional societies. While international law has long been opposed to the impunity granted to individuals who commit or sanction human rights abuses, it has also been recognized that forgiveness and amnesty may be an essential legal...