Our Team

The International Migrants Bill of Rights (IMBR) Initiative’s Director is Ian M. Kysel, Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. He can be contacted at: ian.kysel@cornell.edu.

The work of the IMBR Initiative is guided by an Advisory Board comprised of experts in international migration and which includes a number of co-authors of the IMBR.

Advisory Board


Justin Gest (co-chair), Associate Professor, George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government 

Bianca Z. Santos (co-chair), Co-Executive Director, Pangea Legal Services

E. Tendayi Achiume, Professor of Law, Director, Promise Institute for Human Rights, University of California Los Angeles

T. Alexander Aleinikoff, University Professor and Director, Zolberg Institute, New School for Social Research

Rebecca J. Balis, Consultant, UNICEF

Álvaro Botero-Navarro, Adjunct Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Vincent Chetail, Professor of International Law, Director, Global Migration Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

François Crépeau, Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, Director, Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill University

B. Shaw Drake, Policy Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union Border Rights Center

Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, Professor with special responsibilities, University of Copenhagen and Professor II, Oslo University

Elizabeth Gibson, Senior Attorney, New York Legal Assistance Group

Elspeth Guild, Jean Monnet Professor ad personam, Queen Mary University of London and Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Itamar Mann, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Haifa

Susan F. Martin, Donald G. Herzberg Professor Emerita, Georgetown University

Juan E. Méndez, Professor of Human Rights Law in Residence, American University Washington College of Law

Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Professor from Practice, Director, Center for Applied Legal Studies, Director, Human Rights Institute, Georgetown University Law Center

Melissa Stewart, Dash-Muse Teaching Fellow, Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute

Sanjula Weerasinghe, Independent Consultant and Non-Resident Fellow, Georgetown Institute for the Study of International Migration & Centre Affiliate, Andrew & Renata Centre for International Refugee Studies.