Meg Satterthwaite

Just Security Alumna

Margaret Satterthwaite (@SatterthwaiteML) is Professor of Clinical Law at NYU School of Law, where she is a Faculty Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and director of the Global Justice Clinic. Satterthwaite’s recent scholarship includes Gender, National Security and Counter-Terrorism: Human Rights Perspectives (co-edited with Jayne Huckerby, 2013), and The Legal Regime Governing Transfer of Persons in the Fight Against Terrorism, forthcoming in Counter-Terrorism and International Law: Meeting the Challenges (van den Herik & Schrijver, eds.). Satterthwaite often serves as a consultant or advisor to U.N. agencies and has worked for a variety of human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, Human Rights First, the Haitian Commission Nationale de Verité et de Justice, and Street Law.

Areas of Expertise: Human Rights Law, National Security Law, Targeted Killings, International Law, Gender Issues, Rendition and the Law of Informal Transfer

Articles by this author:

Two Regional Human Rights Tribunals Forge Ahead Despite Trump’s Attacks on International Institutions

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Aug 25th, 2020

Trump’s “Unalienable Rights” Commission Likely to Promote Anti-Rights Agenda 

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Jul 9th, 2019

“Zero Tolerance” and the Detention of Children: Torture under International Law

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Jun 21st, 2018

“Resources for Resilience”: New Site Launched to Promote Resilience & Mental Health in the Human Rights Field  

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Jun 8th, 2018

Explainer on the Legal Obligation Not to Return Refugees and How Trump’s Exec Order Breaks It

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Feb 4th, 2017

On Human Rights Day, One Year On: No Apology and No Accountability for US Torture

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Dec 10th, 2015

Preview:  Lithuania to Face Questioning by UN Committee against Torture about “Black Sites”

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May 9th, 2014

SSCI Report Names Djibouti as Host to CIA “Black Site,” as Case Pends before the African Commission

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May 2nd, 2014

The SSCI Report and the Right to the Truth about the CIA’s Secret Detention and Extraordinary Rendition Program

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Apr 3rd, 2014

Italian Court of Cassation Reverses Convictions of Italian Intelligence Agents Involved in Bush-Era Extraordinary Rendition

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Feb 25th, 2014

European Court Urged to “Break Conspiracy of Silence” on CIA Black Sites in Europe

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Dec 4th, 2013

African Commission Emerges as New Forum in Quest for Justice for Rendition Victims

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Nov 2nd, 2013

Al-Liby: “Rendition to Justice” under Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

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Oct 8th, 2013