Jeremy Perelman has been involved in a variety of research, teaching and advocacy projects in the fields of human rights and development in the U.S., South Africa, Ghana and Latin America. He notably co-directed a research project for French institutions on access to justice in South Africa in 2000-2001, and he has been a researcher and consultant for the Center for Economic and Social Rights, an international NGO based in New York and Madrid, since 2006.
A member of the Paris Bar, Perelman holds Masters degrees in International Law and International Affairs from Stanford Law School and the Fletcher School at Tufts University, as well as a Doctorate (S.J.D.) from Harvard Law School. His research focuses on the intersection between human rights based approaches to development, global economic governance, and social change advocacy in the Global South. He is the co-editor of Stones of Hope: How African Activists Reclaim Human rights to Challenge Global Poverty (with Lucie E. White eds., Stanford University Press, November 2010), a volume co-authored by African human rights advocates and social justice scholars.
Before joining Sciences Po Law School in September 2011, Jeremy Perelman has been a Lecturer-in-Law and Fellow in Residence at the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School, and a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law.
His publications include:
- “The Way Ahead? Access to Justice, Publc Interest Lawyering and the Right to Legal Aid in South Africa: the Nkuzi case”, Stanford Journal of International Law, Vol. 41, No. 2, Summer 2005
- “Beyond Common Knowledge”, Book review, Harvard International Law Journal, Vol. 47, No. 2, Summer 2006
- “Rights as Footprints: A New Metaphor for Contemporary Human Rights Practice” (with Katharine G. Young), Northwestern University Journal of International Human Rights, Vol. 9, Issue 1, Fall 2010
- “ Can Human Rights Practice Be a Critical Project - A View from the Ground” (with Lucie E. White), Loyola Los Angeles Law Review, Volume 44 (2010)
Jeremy Perelman is Assistant Professor at Sciences Po Law School, where he teaches Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, and a seminar on Global Poverty & Human Rights.