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Molly Land Profiled by UConn Today!

International Law and Human Rights Scholar Molly Land Joins UConn faculty

UConn Today has recently profiled new Human Rights Institute faculty member Molly Land.

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"International law and human rights scholar Molly Land joined the UConn faculty in 2013, when she accepted a joint appointment as a professor of law at the Law School and at UConn’s Human Rights Institute in Storrs.

Land has both expertise in human rights and background as an intellectual property litigator. Her scholarship focuses on the effect of new technologies on human rights fact-finding, advocacy, and enforcement, as well as the role of human rights norms and framing strategies in organizing around human rights issues.

Her current work explores the extent to which human rights law can provide a foundation for claims of access to the Internet, as well as the opportunities and challenges for using new technologies to achieve human rights objectives.

“Essentially I look at how we can engage in human rights advocacy through the lens of technology,” she says, “[and] how technology might help us investigate – and address – human rights abuses.”

Land was drawn to UConn by the University’s strengths in the field of human rights.

“I saw the posting … and thought it would be a great opportunity and the right next step for me,” says Land, a graduate of Yale Law School who was teaching at New York Law School when she learned of the opportunity at UConn. “While I was in a fabulous center [the Institute for Information Law and Policy at NYLS], the appointment at UConn is enabling me to really focus on the human rights angle, given that there is such a critical mass of faculty at both the Law School and the Human Rights Institute.” "


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