Deborah M. Weissman

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Deborah M. Weissman is the Reef Ivey II Distinguished Professor of Law at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among other courses, Professor Weissman teaches the Human Rights Policy Lab and Forced Migration: Law & Practice. She was previously director of UNC Clinical Law Programs and taught the Immigration/Human Rights Policy Clinic. Professor Weissman’s scholarship and teaching focuses on the international and regional human rights framework, with an emphasis on the application of international human rights norms to the policies and practices of the United States. In addition to her scholarly publications, she is the co-author on several human rights policy briefs including, Report on Reparations for Victims of Extraordinary Rendition and Torture (2019); Understanding Accountability for Torture: The Domestic Enforcement of International Human Rights Treaties (2017); Assessing Recent Developments: Achieving Accountability for Torture, (2016); Obligations and Obstacles: Holding North Carolina Accountable for Extraordinary Rendition and Torture (2013). She serves as legal advisor and an advisory board member to the North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture.

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