Alyssa Yamamoto

Guest Author

Alyssa T. Yamamoto is the Robina Research & Advocacy Fellow to the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism. She is also a visiting fellow at the Human Rights Center at University of Minnesota Law School, the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.

Previously Alyssa worked as an associate at an international law firm, where her practice focused on public international law and her representations involved inter-state proceedings before the International Court of Justice and Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, individual communications before the UN Human Rights Committee and Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, and plaintiff-side cases under the U.S. Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victim Protection Act. Prior to that, she was a researcher and engagement manager at the global health non-profits Partners In Health and Village Health Works respectively. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School and A.B. from Harvard College.

Articles by this author:

Combating Anti-Asian Violence through UN Human Rights Mechanisms


Feb 18th, 2022

Looks Are Deceiving: The Rebranding and Perpetuation of Counterterrorism Watchlisting in Multilateral Spaces

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Jan 28th, 2022

From Syria Torture Trial to Liberian Massacre Case – A Plea for Bolstering Witness Protections in Human Rights Litigation


Jan 13th, 2022

The Netherlands’ Action Against Syria: A New Path to Justice

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Sep 22nd, 2020

Common Article 1 and the U.S. Duty to Ensure Respect for the Geneva Conventions in Yemen

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Apr 26th, 2018

State Responsibility for U.S. Support of the Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen

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Apr 25th, 2018

The Extent and Validity of Yemen’s Consent to the US’s Use of Force

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Apr 18th, 2018

Is the United States a Party to the Conflict Between the Saudi-Led Coalition and the Houthis?

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Apr 12th, 2018

The High Hurdle for Aiding and Abetting Unlawful Attacks in Yemen

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Apr 11th, 2018

U.S. Federal Statute on Aiding and Abetting: War Crimes in Yemen – Part II

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Apr 3rd, 2018

The US, the War in Yemen, and the War Crimes Act – Part I

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Apr 2nd, 2018

The Legality of U.S. Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia for Use in Yemen

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Mar 7th, 2018

The Yemen Crisis and the Law: The Saudi-Led Campaign and U.S. Involvement

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Feb 20th, 2018