Jacqueline Bhabha

Jacqueline Bhabha was one of the panelists for the Forum’s discussions on The Path to Ending Child MortalityGirls’ Health and EducationThe European Refugee and Migrant Crisis, and The Modern Slave Trade.

Jacqueline Bhabha is Director of Research, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard Chan School); Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard Chan School; Jeremiah Smith Jr Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School; and University Adviser on Human Rights Education to the Provost at Harvard University. She received a first class honors degree and an M.Sc. from Oxford University, and a J.D. from the College of Law in London.

From 1997 to 2001 Bhabha directed the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago.  Prior to 1997, she was a practicing human rights lawyer in London and at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.  She has published extensively on issues of transnational child migration, refugee protection, children’s rights and citizenship. She is the editor of Children Without A State (2011) and author of Moving Children: Child Migration in the 21st Century.  An edited volume, Coming of Age: Reframing the Approach to Adolescent Rights, will be published in the fall of 2013.

Bhabha serves on the board of the Scholars at Risk Network, the World Peace Foundation and the Journal of Refugee Studies.  She is also a founder of the Alba Collective, an international women’s NGO currently working with rural women and girls in developing countries to enhance financial security and youth rights.