Renée LaReau | September 12, 2018
Diane Desierto has been appointed associate professor of human rights law and global affairs at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs.
A graduate of Yale Law School, Desierto is a scholar of international human rights law whose expertise includes civil and political rights as well as social, cultural, and economic rights. She also is an expert in international economic law, including international trade law, international investment law, and arbitration law.
At Notre Dame, Desierto serves as a member of the faculty advisory committee of the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights, an integral part of the Keough School, and she will take an active role in advancing the Center’s mission. During the 2018-19 academic year, she will teach courses on human rights, sustainability, and the global commons, as well as international law and human rights.
“Diane is a productive and widely respected scholar who integrates in her writings and teaching several bodies of knowledge that are all too rarely addressed in an integrated way: international human rights law and international economic law and its subfields,” said Scott Appleby, Marilyn Keough Dean.
“She will be a significant contributor to the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights as well as to the Keough School more generally, and we are delighted to welcome her into our ranks.”
Desierto holds J.S.D. and L.L.M. degrees from Yale Law School and a J.D. from the University of the Philippines College of Law. She is the author of Public Policy in International Economic Law: The ICESCR in Trade, Finance, and Investment Necessity (Oxford) and National Emergency Clauses: Sovereignty in Modern Treaty Interpretation (Brill/Nijhoff).
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