Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum

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Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum (@jocelyngetgen) is Associate Professor of Clinical Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she directs the Cardozo Law Institute on Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR) (@CardozoCLIHHR) and the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic. The Institute and Clinic focus on three main areas of work: the prevention of genocide and other mass atrocities through human rights practice; the protection of vulnerable populations, including asylum-seekers and victims of torture and sexual violence; and accountability for those responsible for war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and aggression. Jocelyn has developed and expanded clinical projects, including in-depth fact-finding on issues of sexual and gender-based crimes, persecution as a crime against humanity and early warning risk analysis, on four continents and in more than fifteen countries. She is particularly interested in mainstreaming atrocity prevention in law school curricula and training lawyers and human rights advocates on early warning risk analysis and human rights response. Her scholarship agenda includes looking at the intersections of public health and atrocity prevention, especially as it relates to preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based crimes. Jocelyn holds a JD from Cornell Law School and an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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