Erin Farrell Rosenberg named Visiting Scholar with UC Law's Urban Morgan Institute
Erin Farrell Rosenberg has been named a Visiting Scholar with the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, announced Institute Director Professor Bert Lockwood. As part of her role, Farrell Rosenberg will continue her work on the situation of the Rohingya and Uyghurs, focusing on providing legal and policy support to groups from within the affected communities, researching and publishing on the obligation to prevent set out in the 1948 Genocide Convention, and her work on the Red Line Initiative.
Farrell Rosenberg (Law '11) is a licensed attorney in Indiana, specializing in international criminal law (ICL), reparations, and genocide prevention. She spent a decade working in ICL, beginning at the International Criminal Tribunal where she assisted the Trial Chamber at the pre-trial stage on the Prosecutor v. Ratko Mladic case. She then moved to the International Criminal Court (ICC), first in the Appeals Chamber where she worked on the ICC’s first judgment on reparations in the Lubanga case. She then continued her focus on reparations by leading the legal work at the ICC Trust Fund for Victims. In this role, she designed the Court’s first reparations beneficiary eligibility screening systems, conducted harm assessments and victim consultations for purposes of reparations design and implementation planning, and oversaw the implementation of the first reparations to beneficiaries in the ICC’s history. She spent extensive time working directly with victims of atrocity crimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, and Mali.
Upon returning to the US, she served as the Senior Advisor for the Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where she was the lead author for the report series, Practical Prevention: How the Genocide Convention’s Obligation to Prevent Applies to Burma and led the Center’s legal work on the situations in Myanmar (Burma) and Xinjiang, China.
Currently, Farrell Rosenberg works as a legal consultant, advising a number of NGOs and victim groups on legal and policy issues related to atrocity crimes and conflict situations. In this role, she has published reports, legal analyses, and policy papers, as well as participated in public panels, seminars, and events, related to the Rohingya, the Uyghurs, the International Court of Justice, and other international justice mechanisms. She is also, on a consultant basis, the Senior Legal and Policy Advisor for the Red Lines Initiative, recently initiated by the Mukwege Foundation together with 2018 Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege, which seeks to create an international convention for the elimination of sexual violence as a method of warfare.
A selection of her recent publications include:
- Jamestown Foundation, Legal Analysis of Potential Crimes Against Humanity: China’s Transfer of its Uyghur Civilian Population, Annex B to Dr. Adrian Zenz' Coercive Labor and Forced Displacement in Xinjiang’s Cross-Regional Labor Transfer Program: A Process-Oriented Evaluation (2021)
- Paths to Justice: Opportunities for Inclusive International Justice in Post-Coup Myanmar, prepared for the Burmese Rohingya Organization- UK (BROUK) (2021)
- New Lines Institute, co-authored with Professor John Packer and Fernand de Varennes, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, Provisional Measures in The Gambia v. Myanmar case Before the ICJ: The Case for Making Myanmar’s Report Public (2021)
- Foreign Policy, Joint opinion piece with Dr. Adrian Zenz, Beijing Plans a Slow Genocide in Xinjiang (2021)
- “Before our Very Eyes”: Myanmar’s Military Junta Commits Crimes Against Humanity While the International Community Fails to Act (2021), prepared for the Burma Human Rights Network
- New Lines Institute, Expert Conference Policy Report, Gender and Genocide in the 21st Century: How Understanding Gender can Improve Genocide Prevention and Response (2021)
- Foreign Policy, Joint opinion piece with Emily Prey, Leaving Gender Out of Genocide Obscures Its Horror (2021)
Farrell Rosenberg is a member of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of International Criminal Justice (JICJ), the ABA Working Group on Crimes Against Humanity, and the New Lines Institute’s Rohingya Legal Forum.
About the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights at Cincinnati Law
Founded in 1979, the Urban Morgan Institute was the first endowed institute at an American law school devoted to international human rights law and has long been a world leader in legal education and human rights scholarship.
Working with the Urban Morgan Institute, students can serve as editors for the Human Rights Quarterly, the world’s leading human rights academic journal; gain hands-on training at sites around the world; and engage with leading human rights and international law experts through conferences and programming.
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