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 Dina Francesca Haynes

Dina Francesca Haynes

Professor of Law

(617) 422-7269

B.A. University of Denver
J.D. University of Cincinnati College of Law
LL.M. Georgetown University Law Center

Dina Francesca Haynes teaches Constitutional Law, Immigration Law, The Law and Ethics of Lawyering, International Women's Issues, and Refugee and Asylum Law. She previously taught at Georgetown University Law Center, American University's Washington College of Law, and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Before teaching, she served as director general of the Human Rights Department for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Bosnia-Herzegovina and as human rights adviser to the OSCE in Serbia and Montenegro. She also served as a protection officer with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Croatia. Professor Haynes was an assistant district counsel with the United States Department of Justice in the Honor Program and clerked on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. She researches and writes in the areas of international law, international organizations, international civil servants, immigration law, human rights law, human trafficking, post-conflict reconstruction, humanitarian law, and migration.

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 Selected Publications

Understanding Sanctuary Cities, 58 Boston College L. Rev. (2018) available from Research Gate

Oxford Handbook on Gender and Conflict (2017) (with Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain, Naomi Cahn, and Nahla Valji)

The Celebritization of Human Trafficking, 653, no. 1 Ann. Am. Acad. Polit. Soc. 25 (2014) (lead article)

U.S. Dept. of Labor's Antitrafficking Efforts, 126 Harv. L. Rev. 1013 (2013) Citation/quoted

Groups 'rescue' Thai sex workers, whether they want it or not, in (2013) available from PRI’s The World

Women in the Post Conflict Process: Reviewing the Impact of Recent UN Actions in Achieving Gender Centrality, 11 Santa Clara J. Int'l Law 189 (2012) (with Naomi Cahn and Fionnuala Ní Aoláin)

Masculinities and Child Soldiers in Post-Conflict Societies, in Masculinities and Law: A Multidimensional Approach (McGinley, A., and Cooper, F.,2011) (with Naomi Cahn and Fionnuala Ní Aoláin)

Neoliberalism and Women's Rights, in Feminist Perspectives in Transitional Justice (Martha Fineman, ed., 2011)

Gendering Constitutional Design in Post Conflict Societies, 17 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 3 (2011) (with Fionnuala Ní Aoláin and Naomi Cahn)

On the Frontlines: Gender and Post Conflict Reconstruction (2011) (with Naomi Cahn and Fionnuala Ní Aoláin)

Criminal Justice for Gendered Violence and Beyond, 11 Int'l Crim. L. Rev. 425 (2011) (with Naomi Cahn and Fionnuala Ní Aoláin)

Engendering Security, in Sexual Violence and Conflict in Africa (2011) (Doris Buss, ed., with Fionnuala Ní Aoláin and Naomi Cahn)

Lessons from Arizona Market: How Neoliberalism Gives Rise to Human Trafficking and Harms Women in the Post Conflict Reconstruction Context, 158 U. Pa. L. Rev. 6 (2010)

Returning Home: Women in Post-Conflict Societies, 39 U. Balt. L. Rev. 3 (2010) (with Naomi Cahn and Fionnuala Ní Aoláin)

Conceptual, Policy and Implementation Gaps in the Protection of Human Trafficking Victims, in Rethinking Human Trafficking (Haleh Esfandiari, Richard Iserman, Sonya Michel, and Mona Youssef, eds., 2010)

The International Rescue Committee, 3 Encyclopedia of Human Rights 178 (Forsythe, D., ed., 2009)

Exploitation Nation: The Thin and Grey Legal Lines Between the Protection of Victims of Human Trafficking and the Lack of Protection of Exploited Migrant Workers (lead article), 23 Notre Dame J.L. Ethics & Pub. Pol'y 1 (2009) (Reprinted in the Immigration and Nationality Law Review - 2010) (U. Cinn. Press)
Social Science Research Network

Good Intentions are Not Enough: Four Recommendations for Implementing the Trafficking Victim Protection Act, 6 U. St. Thomas L.J. 1 (2009)
Social Science Research Network

The Ethics and Care of International Civil Servants (lead article), 30 Hamline J. Pub. L & Pol. 1 (2009)
Social Science Research Network

Deconstructing the Reconstruction: Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina (Haynes, D. ed., 2008)

The Deus ex Machina Descends: The People, Players and Laws Responsible for the Reconstruction of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Haynes, D. ed., Deconstructing the Reconstruction of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2008)
Social Science Research Network

(Not) Found Chained to a Bed in a Brothel: Conceptual, Procedural and Legal Failures Fulfill the Promise of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (lead article), 21 Geo. Immigr. L.J. 3 (2007) (reprinted in Bender's Immigration Bulletin (Lexis/Nexis May 2007)(reprinted in Hidden Epidemic: Child Sex Trafficking; Suffolk Law School CLE conference documents, Centennial Human Rights Conference)
Social Science Research Network

How Does a Bosnia Happen? Book Review of Keith Doubt's Understanding Evil, 29 Hum. Rts. Q. 1119 (2007)

Human Trafficking, Human Rights and Migration, in Human Rights in Crisis (A. Bullard ed., 2007)

Client-Centered Human Rights Advocacy, 13 Clinical L. Rev. 379 (2006)
Social Science Research Network

Used, Abused, Arrested and Deported: Extending Immigration Benefits to Protect the Victims of Trafficking and Secure the Prosecution of Traffickers, 26 Hum. Rts. Q. 221 (2004) reprinted in Women's Rights: A Human Rights Quarterly Reader (Bert Lockwood, ed.) (Johns Hopkins Press, 2006) reprinted in Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Global Issues (Harf, James E. and Lombardi, James Owen, eds.) (McGraw-Hill, 2007)
Social Science Research Network

Understanding Sanctuary Cities, 58 Boston College L. Rev. ()

Professor Haynes can comment on the following subjects:

  • Asylum Law and Asylum seekers
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina - Post Conflict Reconstruction
  • Ethics, Legal
  • Human Rights and the United Nations
  • Human Rights Development
  • Human Rights Law
  • Human Rights Law, International
  • Human Trafficking
  • Immigration Law and Policy
  • International Civil Service
  • Migration
  • Minority Rights
  • Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
  • Post Conflict Reconstruction
  • Professional Responsibility (Lawyers)
  • Refugees
  • Rule of Law Development
  • Trafficking in Persons, International
  • Transitional Justice
  • Womens Rights and International Human Rights