Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law

Sienna Merope-Synge is a co-supervisor of the Global Justice Clinic’s project on Human Rights in Haiti’s Emerging Mining Sector and co-teaches the Global Justice Clinic Seminar. She is also a Staff Attorney with the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, working between New York and Port-au-Prince. Her work has a particular focus on the accountability of international actors in Haiti, including leading global advocacy efforts to secure remedies for victims of the UN-introduced Haiti cholera epidemic and child support for victims of peacekeeper sexual exploitation in Haiti. She frequently provides expert commentary on human rights in Haiti and UN accountability issues as a guest lecturer and in the media. Before joining IJDH, Sienna worked as a United Nations consultant on transitional justice and gender-based violence issues, as a public law litigation attorney with the law firm of Herbert Smith Freehills, and served as judicial clerk to the Honorable TF Bathurst, Chief Justice of NSW, Australia.

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