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International Human Rights Clinic instructor Aminta Ossom is seeking research assistance for a book chapter that documents movement activism for the rights of waste pickers in Latin America. The chapter is part of an edited volume on transformative constitutionalism, currently in the editing and revision stage.

Following completion of the chapter, the research assistant would be asked to transition to research on the role that human rights could play in bringing accountability for climate change harms.

Candidates should have a background or strong interest in international human rights law and/or comparative constitutional law, good attention to detail and legal research experience. Duties will include review of writing on the constitutional histories of Argentina, Mexico and Colombia, plus caselaw and a literature review to aid analysis of rights-based arguments around climate change. Ability to read Spanish would be an asset, though not required.

For consideration, please send a CV and a paragraph describing your interest to: aossom@law.harvard.edu.