Lecturer on Law
Beatrice Lindstrom is a Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor in the International Human Rights Clinic. She also supervises HLS Advocates for Human Rights.
Her work focuses on access to remedies for human rights violations, aid accountability, and Haiti. Prior to joining Harvard, Beatrice was Legal Director of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, an organization that works in partnership with Haitian lawyers and activists to bring grassroots struggles for human rights to the international stage. For nearly a decade, she has led advocacy and litigation to hold the UN accountable for causing a devastating cholera epidemic in Haiti. She was lead counsel in Georges v. United Nations, a class actions lawsuit on behalf of those injured by cholera. For her work on the cholera case, she received the Recent Graduate Award from the NYU Law Alumni Association and the Zanmi Ayiti Award from the Haiti Solidarity Network of the Northeast.
Lindstrom was previously an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and a Haiti country expert for Freedom House. She has extensive experience advocating in the UN human rights system, lobbying governments, and speaking in the media. She has appeared in the New York Times, the BBC, and Al Jazeera English. She holds a J.D. from NYU School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern public interest scholar, and a B.A. from Emory University.
- Beatrice Lindstrom & Adam Houston, Will Lessons from Cholera in Haiti Be Applied to COVID-19?, Global Observatory (May 6, 2020).
- Beatrice Lindstrom, Right to Water: Remedying Violations by Nonstate Actors, in Emerging Threats to Human Rights: Resources, Violence & Deprivation of Citizenship 50 (Heather Smith-Cannoy ed., 2019).
- Beatrice Lindstrom, United States Supreme Court Considers Whether IO Immunity Is Frozen in Time, Opinio Juris (Nov. 9, 2018).