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February 26, 2021 Faculty HLS to create new legal clinic to support rights of vulnerable clients to practice their religion

“Students will have the opportunity to directly serve individuals from a wide range of faiths who would not otherwise have an advocate,” said Stilt, who teaches a course on Islamic Law and Human Rights. “Students will learn the skills needed to engage with clients from diverse backgrounds, understand their faith commitments and the obstacles they are facing, and make legal arguments to achieve their clients’ goals. Developing the tools to work with the clinic’s clients will make our students better lawyers and better citizens of the world.”

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February 24, 2021 Faculty Cattle stranded at sea for two months are likely dead or ‘suffering hell’

Professor Kristen Stilt, Director of Harvard’s Animal Law & Policy Program, said it was an inherent risk with live transport that the animals would be rejected at their destination port.

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October 28, 2020 Faculty Exclusive: Livestock ships twice as likely to be lost as cargo vessels

“With the Guardian’s shocking findings … [it’s] time for an open and honest assessment of an industry that has caused one crisis after another,” said Prof Kristen Stilt

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September 21, 2020 Faculty Controlling the Narrative: Censorship Laws in the Gulf

Bahrain revised its 1979 press law in 2002 under the new constitution. However, “the law still regulates all matters of publication and remains one of the most restrictive laws in the region and includes criminal penalties for publication-related offenses,” noted Salma Waheedi, a Bahraini attorney based in the United States and the associate director of the Law and Society in the Muslim World program at Harvard University.