Hope Lewis, Professor of Law, is a leading expert on public international law. A
human rights scholar and advocate for more than two decades, she co-founded the law
school's Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy. Her primary areas of
interest are international law, human rights, and critical approaches to identity and the
law (i.e., race, gender, culture, and transnational migration). She co-authored Human
Rights and the Global Marketplace: Economic, Social, and Cultural Dimensions, a recipient
of the 2008 US Human Rights Network Notable Contribution to Human Rights Scholarship
Award. Lewis also co-edits the online abstracts journal Human Rights and the Global
Economy and regularly contributes to IntLawGrrls, the international law professors'



Forgotten sisters- a report on violence against women with disabilities: an overview of its nature, scope, causes and consequences (with Stephanie Ortoleva), School of Law Faculty Publications (2012)

This report, prepared by scholars and human rights advocates who are members of the Working...



The Boston principles: an introduction (with Rachel E. Rosenbloom), School of Law Faculty Publications (2011)

This commentary introduces the Draft Boston Principles on the Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights of...



Transnational dimensions of women's empowerment: refocusing on economic, social, and cultural rights, School of Law Faculty Publications (2010)

These remarks on the economic, social, and cultural human rights of women were delivered at...



Female genital mutilation and female genital cutting, School of Law Faculty Publications (2009)

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) or Female Genital Cutting (FGC) refers to a range of harmful...


Contributions to Books

Disability Identity - Hope Lewis, Lawyers, Lead On: Lawyers with Disabilities Share Their Insights (2011)