About the Schell Center


The Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School was founded in 1989 to honor the late Orville H. Schell, Jr., a distinguished lawyer, vice chairman of Helsinki Watch, and chairman of Americas Watch from its founding in 1981 until his death in 1987. The Center:

  • sponsors frequent panels, lectures, and conferences, including the weekly Human Rights Workshop: Current Issues and Events;
  • promotes activism through summer and post-graduate fellowships;
  • sponsors visiting human rights scholars and practitioners;
  • acts as a liaison between the Law School and the human rights community;
  • advises students about human rights research and about job and career opportunities;
  • fosters human rights activities throughout Yale University.

 

Contact

Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights Yale Law School
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520-8215
schell.law@yale.edu

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


In The Press

Beware a Pyrrhic victory over ISIL—A Commentary by Paul W. Kahn ’80

Al Jazeera America

Paul W. Kahn ’80 is Robert W. Winner Professor of Law and the Humanities, and Director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School.

Monday, October 19, 2015


In The Press

Connecticut Decreases Use Of Solitary Confinement In Prisons

The Hartford Courant

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik and Hope Metcalf, Executive Director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights are quoted in an article about the use of solitary confinement in prisons.

Monday, March 30, 2015


News

Detention on a Global Scale: Punishment and Beyond on April 9 & 10

The growing use of detention in the United States and around the world is the focus of the conference cohosted by the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program and the Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellowship Program. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Friday, February 5, 2016


Events

"Trauma-Informed Representation: Lessons about Torture and Culture from Guantanamo"

Friday, February 5, 2016
12:10PM
Room 129

Monday, February 8, 2016


Events

The Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development

Monday, February 8, 2016
12:10PM
Room 128

Thursday, February 11, 2016


Events

Human Rights Workshop: Thomas Keenan, "Counter-Forensics and the Arts of Evidence"

Thursday, February 11, 2016
12:10PM
Faculty Lounge

Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Events

Global Conversations: Democracy and Elections

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
6:10PM
Room 121

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Events

Global Conversations: Income Inequality

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
6:10PM
Room 121

Monday, March 9, 2015


01:10:04

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


05:21

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


In The Press

JUNCTURE : Discovering the Artist’s Voice

The Yale Politic

David Kim ’16 is quoted in an article about JUNCTURE, an initiative that explores the connections between art and human rights. Kim is the deputy director and curator of the project.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


In The Press

Beware a Pyrrhic victory over ISIL—A Commentary by Paul W. Kahn ’80

Al Jazeera America

Paul W. Kahn ’80 is Robert W. Winner Professor of Law and the Humanities, and Director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School.

Monday, October 26, 2015


In The Press

‘Strong Evdence’ of Genocide in Myanmar, finds Al Jazeera investigation

Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America reports that findings by its investigative reporters, and corroborated by the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Law Clinic, indicate the Myanmar government may be orchestrating violence against resident Muslims.

Monday, October 19, 2015


In The Press

Connecticut Decreases Use Of Solitary Confinement In Prisons

The Hartford Courant

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik and Hope Metcalf, Executive Director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights are quoted in an article about the use of solitary confinement in prisons.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


In The Press

Netanyahu doesn’t care about Iran getting the bomb—A Commentary by Paul W. Kahn ’80

Al Jazeera America

Paul W. Kahn ’80 is Robert W. Winner Professor of Law and the Humanities, and Director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School.

Thursday, July 30, 2015


In The Press

The Dangers of Political Moralizing—A Commentary by Paul W. Kahn ’80

The Huffington Post

Paul W. Kahn ’80 is Robert W. Winner Professor of Law and the Humanities, and Director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School.