Meg Satterthwaite

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Margaret Satterthwaite
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Faculty Director
Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU Law
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Margaret Satterthwaite is a co-chair and faculty director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) and the Faculty Director of the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at NYU Law. She is a Professor of Clinical Law and director of the Global Justice Clinic. Her recent scholarship has involved collaborative cross-disciplinary work aimed at advancing the evidence base for human rights advocacy. This collaborative work includes empirical work on data visualization, conceptual work on metrics and measurement in human rights, participatory action research on economic and social rights in Haiti, and a series of articles on trauma and resilience in human rights work. She has worked for a variety of human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, Human Rights First, and the Commission Nationale de Verité et de Justice (Haitian Truth and Justice Commission), and has authored or co-authored more than a dozen human rights reports. She has engaged in human rights work in places such as Haiti, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, the United States, and Yemen. Satterthwaite has served as a human rights consultant and advising expert to UN agencies and special rapporteurs and has been a member of the boards of directors of several human rights organizations, including Amnesty International USA, the Global Initiative on Economic and Social Rights, and Digital Democracy. 

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