Kathleen Hamill, JD, MALD

Fellow

Kathleen Hamill, JD, MALD, is a human rights lawyer. She has taught courses on human rights and international law at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, since 2002. During this time she also worked as an independent researcher, advocate, and consultant in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Her recent scholarship and related policy work has focused on promoting and protecting the rights and wellbeing of children as well as on mitigating human suffering due to violence, exploitation, abuse, and neglect. Hamill has authored a number of legal analyses on issues related to refugees, corporate accountability, cluster munitions, migrant workers, structural violence, and human trafficking. Previously, Hamill worked as manager of human rights programs at Reebok International. She recently conducted child protection assessments among Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan in order to inform Harvard FXB Center’s policy work to protect the rights and wellbeing of children and families impacted by the Syria crisis. In May 2016 Hamill participated in the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul and the Hack4Humanity with Team Anatolia. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School, a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School, and a BA from Brown University.