Professor Ruti G. Teitel

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An internationally recognized authority on international human rights, transitional justice, and comparative constitutional law, Ruti Teitel is the Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law at New York Law School and Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics.

Her path-breaking book, Transitional Justice (Oxford University Press, 2000), examines the 20th century transitions to democracy in many countries. Her new book Humanity’s Law, just published by OUP, explores a paradigm shift in global rule of law with implications for international affairs. She is the founding co-chair of the American Society of International Law, Interest Group on Transitional Justice and Rule of Law, a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the International Law Association’s Human Rights Committee. In 2012-2013, she will be a Straus Fellow, at New York University Law School’s Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice.