Bonnie Docherty

Lecturer on Law

Fall 2016

WCC 3119

617-496-7375

Assistant: Katherine Talbot / 617-496-9247

Biography

Bonnie Docherty is a Lecturer on Law and Senior Clinical Instructor at the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC). She is also a Senior Researcher in the Arms Division of Human Rights Watch. She is an expert on disarmament and international humanitarian law, particularly involving cluster munitions and civilian protection during armed conflict. Since 2001, she has played an active role, as both lawyer and field researcher, in the campaign against cluster munitions. Docherty participated in negotiations for the Convention on Cluster Munitions and has promoted strong implementation of the convention since its adoption in 2008. Her in-depth field investigations of cluster munition use in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Georgia helped galvanize international opposition to the weapons. Docherty has documented the civilian effects of armed conflict more broadly in Gaza, Israel, and Iraq and done research and advocacy surrounding incendiary weapons. She also has expertise in human rights and the environment, particularly the effects of mining on disadvantaged communities, and in freedom of expression. Docherty received her A.B. from Harvard University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Harvard Environmental Law Review, an executive editor for the Harvard Human Rights Journal, and an article editor for the Harvard International Law Journal.

Bonnie Docherty et al., Making the Case: The Dangers of Killer Robots and the Need for a Preemptive Ban (Human Rights Watch & Harvard Law Sch. Int'l Human Rights Clinic Report, Dec. 2016).
Categories:
International, Foreign & Comparative Law
Sub-Categories:
Human Rights Law
,
Laws of Armed Conflict
,
Treaties & International Agreements
Type: Other
Bonnie Docherty, The Cost of Gold: Environmental, Health, and Human Rights Consequences of Gold Mining in South Africa’s West and Central Rand (Harvard Law Sch. Int'l Human Rights Clinic Report, Oct. 2016).
Categories:
Environmental Law
,
International, Foreign & Comparative Law
Sub-Categories:
Human Rights Law
Type: Other
Bonnie Docherty, Ending Civilian Suffering: The Purposes, Provisions, and Promise of Humanitarian Disarmament Law, 15 Austrian Rev. Int'l & Eur. L. 7 (2010).
Categories:
International, Foreign & Comparative Law
Sub-Categories:
International Humanitarian Law
,
Laws of Armed Conflict
,
Treaties & International Agreements
Type: Article
Bonnie Docherty, Breaking New Ground: The Convention on Cluster Munitions and the Evolution of International Humanitarian Law, 31 Hum. Rts. Q. 934 (2009).
Categories:
International, Foreign & Comparative Law
Sub-Categories:
International Humanitarian Law
,
Treaties & International Agreements
Type: Article

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WCC 3119

617-496-7375

Assistant: Katherine Talbot / 617-496-9247