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Human Rights Committee - Members

Gerald L. Neuman (United States of America)

Date and place of birth: 22 May 1952, Mineola, New York

Working languages: English, German and French; Spanish (reading knowledge); Russian (elementary)

Current position/function

J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law, Harvard Law School (teaching and research in Human Rights, United States Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, and Immigration and Nationality Law)

Main professional activities

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Member, American Society of International Law (Executive Council Member 2001–2003)

International teaching positions

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg (2010, 2007)
University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) (2009)
Tokyo University (2000, 1996)
University of Leiden (1996, 1994, 1992)
Raising Rights Consciousness Programme, Budapest (1993)
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main (1989)

Prior faculty positions

Columbia University School of Law (1992–2006)
University of Pennsylvania Law School (1984–1992)

Educational background

J.D. 1980, Harvard Law School
PhD 1977, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Mathematics)
A.B. 1973, Harvard College

Other main activities in the field relevant to the mandate of the treaty body concerned

Frequent author of amicus briefs in United States human rights litigation, including:
Boumediene v. Bush (S. Ct. 2008) (re: rights of Guantánamo detainees)
Rasul v. Bush (S. Ct. 2004) (re: rights of Guantánamo detainees)
INS v. St. Cyr (S. Ct. 2001) (re: habeas corpus in deportation)
Alvarez-Machain v. United States (9th Cir.1996) (re: extraterritorial physical abuse)
Sale v. Haitian Centers Council (S. Ct. 1993) (high seas interdiction of refugees)

List of most recent publications in the field


Human Rights (casebook) (with Louis Henkin et al.) (1999); and 2nd edition (2009)
Strangers to the Constitution: Immigrants, Borders, and Fundamental Law (1996)


Understanding Global Due Process, 23 Geo. Immigr. L.J. 365–401 (2009)
Habeas Corpus Suspension Clause after Boumediene v. Bush, 110 Colum. L. Rev. 537 (2010)
The External Reception of Inter-American Human Rights Law (forthcoming Quebec J. Int’l L.)

[This profile can be found in the document CCPR/SP/75]

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