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Hannah R. Garry
USC Gould School of Law

Hannah R. Garry

Clinical Professor of Law and Director, International Human Rights Clinic (she/her/hers)

Telephone: (213) 740-9154
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 442
Office Hours: By Appointment
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Last Updated: April 25, 2022

Hannah Garry is founding director of USC Gould's International Human Rights Clinic, established in 2011. Her areas of teaching and research expertise include international criminal law, international refugee law, international courts and tribunals, International human rights law, transitional justice and anti-human trafficking. She has been invited to give statements as an expert before the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Criminal Court, the Canadian Parliament and various task forces. She also is regularly consulted and quoted as an expert with media outlets including the: New York Times, Newsweek, Washington Post, BBC, Reuters, the Los Angeles Times and The Hill.

In 2021, Garry was named a Fulbright research scholar to the University of Oslo Law Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order (PluriCourts). She was awarded the USC Mellon Award for Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students in 2015. 

Garry serves on the Clooney Foundation for Justice TrialWatch Initiative’s Experts Panel and the faculty advisory council for the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research. She is a member of the American Society of International Law and the Human Rights Watch Justice Circle.

As for other experience, Garry has filed a brief on behalf of amici torture survivors before the United State Supreme Court in United States of America v. Husayn, et al. and served as amicus curiae with former United Nations special rapporteurs in the Afghanistan investigation appeals hearing at the International Criminal Court; a senior legal adviser to the Supreme Court Chamber in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia; and a visiting professor in the Presidency of the International Criminal Court. Before academia, she was a legal officer for Judge Fausto Pocar in the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda from 2004-07. During that time, she served as Deputy Chef de Cabinet in the Office of the President. Garry has previously been a law clerk to the Honorable Rosemary Barkett on the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit. She has also worked in the private sector as an associate in the international law firm, Freshfields, Bruckhaus, Deringer LLP, practicing in the international arbitration, dispute resolution and public international law groups. She is admitted to the New York Bar since 2003 and the United States Supreme Court Bar since 2021.

Prior to joining USC Gould, Garry was visiting assistant professor of law at the University of Colorado School of Law where she taught public international law, international criminal law and international human rights law. She also supervised students on Guantanamo detainee representation as well as Alien Tort Statute litigation. While at CU Law, she served as a Presidential Fellow at the American Society of International Law.

Garry has been a research consultant with Oxford University, U.K., and Makerere University, Uganda, implementing a multi-year socio-legal research project on protection of refugee rights under international law in Uganda and Kenya. She has also been a visiting law lecturer at Peking University Law School in Beijing, and a visiting scholar at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, where she published a study on the court's use of interim measures to stay deportation of refugees from Europe. In September 2008, Garry was invited to be a lecturer at the 4th Thematic Course on Refugee Law and Human Rights, at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in San Remo, Italy. 

Garry obtained her JD from Berkeley Law in 2002, her master’s in international affairs from Columbia University in 2001 and was a Visiting Study Fellow in forced migration studies with distinction at Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Programme, Queen Elizabeth House, U.K. from 1995-1996.

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Twitter: @HannahRGarry


Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Enforcing Refugee Protection as a Global Public Good: is it Time for an International Refugee Court?” (forthcoming) 
  • “No Peace Without Justice: Mixed Claims Commissions & Transitional Justice for Victims of Atrocity Crimes” (forthcoming)
  • “The Eritrea Ethiopia Claims Commission: at the Intersection of International Dispute Resolution and Transitional Justice for Atrocity Crimes?” with Morgan Brock-Smith & Nicholas Maisel, in By Peaceful Means: Adjudication and Arbitration of International Disputes (Oxford University Press, June 2022).  - (SSRN)
  • "Witness Proofing" in International Criminal Procedure: the Interface of Civil Law and Common Law Legal Systems (Linda E. Carter and Fausto Pocar, eds.) (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013) - (PDF)
  • "The European Right to Confrontation in Criminal Proceedings," 6 J. Int'l Crim. J 609, (reviewing Stefano Maffei, The European Right to Confrontation in Criminal Proceedings: Absent, Anonymous, and Vulnerable Witnesses (2006)). - (Hein)
  • Contributor to Rights in Exile: The Janus Face of Humanitarianism (Guglielmo Verdirame and Barbara Harrell-Bond with Zachary Lomo) (Berghahn Books: Oxford, 2005). - (www)
  • "Introductory Note to United Kingdom (U.K.) Supreme Court of Judicature-Court of Appeal (Civil Division): N. v. Secretary of State for the Home Department."  Vol. 43, No. 1 International Legal Materials 112-15 (2004). - (Hein)
  • "From the Aspirational to the Operational: Multinational Corporations, Corporate Codes of Conduct and Human Rights" (with Lucy F. Reed) in From Government to Governance: the Growing Impact of Non-State Actors on the International and European Legal System, pp. 176-185 (T.M.C. Asser Press, 2004).
  • "Alternative Dispute Resolution in Other Jurisdictions--the EU Green Paper" (with Lucy F. Reed and Emily Daughtery) in Alternative Dispute Resolution in Italy, (Associazione Italiana Giuristi Di Imresa (AIGI) Publications, 2003).
  • "Harmonization of Asylum Law and Policy Within the European Union: A Human Rights Perspective."  Vol. 20, No. 2 Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights 163-84 (Intersentia Publishers, 2002). - (PDF)
  • "When Procedure Becomes a Matter of Life or Death: Interim Measures and the European Court of Human Rights." Vol. 7, No. 3 European Public Law Journal (Kluwer Publishers, 2001). - (PDF)
  • "Human Rights and Forced Displacement," J. Refugee Studies 426, (reviewing Anne F. Bayefsky & Joan Fitzpatrick Human Rights and Forced Displacement (2000)). - (Hein)
  • "Evaluating the Effectiveness of UN Human Rights Institutions," Berkeley J. Int'l L 138, (reviewing Patrick J. Flood The Effectiveness of UN Human Rights Institutions (1998)). - (Hein)
  • "Applying the Plumb Line of Uganda's Bill of Rights to Uganda's Draft Refugee Bill: An Analysis with Regard to the Rights of Refugees." Vol. 5 East African Human Rights Law Journal 1-31 (Makerere University Press, 1998). - (PDF)
  • "The Right to Compensation and Refugee Flows: A 'Preventative Mechanism' in International Law?"  Vol. 10, Number 1/2 International Journal of Refugee Law 97-117 (Oxford University Press, 1998). - (Hein)

Other Works

  • International Judgments Worked On
    • Cambodian Tribunal (ECCC), Prosecutor v. Nuon Chea et al., Appeal Judgement, 2016 - (PDF) 
    • Cambodian Tribunal (ECCC), Prosecutor v. Duch Appeals Judgment, 2012 - (PDF)
    • Yugoslav Tribunal (ICTY), Prosecutor v. Blagojevic & Jokic, Appeal Judgment, 2007 - (PDF)
    • Yugoslav Tribunal (ICTY), Prosecutor v. Naletilic & Martinovic Appeals Judgment, 2006 - (PDF)
    • Yugoslav Tribunal (ICTY), Prosecutor v. Momir Nikolic, Sentencing Judgment, 2006 - (PDF)
    • Yugoslav Tribunal (ICTY), Prosecutor v. Kvocka et al., Appeals Judgement, 2005 - (PDF)
    • Yugoslav Tribunal (ICTY), Prosecutor v. Dragan Nikolic, Sentencing Judgment, 2005 - (PDF)
    • Yugoslav Tribunal (ICTY), Prosecutor v. Kordic & Cerkez Appeal Judgment, 2004 - (PDF)
    • Rwanda Tribunal (ICTR), Prosecutor v. Kajelijeli Appeals Judgment, 2005 - (PDF)
    • Rwanda Tribunal (ICTR), Prosecutor v. Semanza Appeals Judgment, 2005 - (PDF)


Los Angeles Times
May 11, 2022
Re: Emily Ryo

Emily Ryo was interviewed about how immigration shortfalls, like soaring housing prices, are fueling California’s population drop. “A whole assortment of the service sector area has been tremendously affected by a lack of immigrant labor that we haven’t really seen and is just really unprecedented,” she said. “Immigrant labor has been a huge part of the long-term home care sector, and a decline in the population in California has had a significant effect.”


Ariela Gross
March, 2022

“Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana,” Centre International de Recherches sur les Esclavages at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.

Camille Gear Rich
March, 2022

“No More Boxes to Check: Imagining The Anti-Racist Law Firm,” NALP Annual Education Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Thomas D. Lyon
March, 2022

“Disclosure Among Child Abuse Victims” (with K. London and M. Eisen), Fourth Zoom Psychology and Law Symposium: Children in Legal Settings, Maastrict University, Maastricht, Netherlands.