Bonnie Docherty

Associate Director of Armed Conflict and Civilian Protection and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic

Region(s): Global
Country of focus: Global

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Current Occupation: Associate Director of Armed Conflict and Civilian Protection and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic
Organization/Institution: Harvard Law School
Language: English

Bonnie Docherty is the Associate Director of Armed Conflict and Civilian Protection and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic. She founded and directs the Clinic’s Armed Conflict and Civilian Protection Initiative. She is also a Senior Researcher in the Arms Division of Human Rights Watch. Bonnie specializes in disarmament and international humanitarian law, particularly as they relate to civilian protection during armed conflict. She has worked in humanitarian disarmament since 2001 as lawyer, field researcher, and scholar. She has been a global leader in efforts to strengthen international law on incendiary weapons and the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. Bonnie has also conducted on-site investigations into cluster munitions use, participated in the negotiations of the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions, and promoted strong implementation of the convention since its adoption. Most recently, Bonnie has worked on armed conflict and the environment.