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Maria Green

Human Rights
Raoul Wallenberg Institute


 Maria Green’s work focuses on human rights and development, with an emphasis on economic, social and cultural rights and on practical implementation of human rights standards as part of development or anti-poverty policy and practice.  She also writes and teaches on issues relating to law, literature and human rights. From 2003-2011 she taught at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management, where she was a member of the core faculty in the Graduate Programs on Sustainable International Development.   She came to Lund originally as the holder of the 2012-2013 Fulbright-Lund Distinguished Chair in International Human Rights. Maria’s publications include “What We Talk About When We Talk About Indicators: Current Approaches to Human Rights Measurement” (Human Rights Quarterly, 2001), and, with Susan Randolph,  “Bringing Theory Into Practice: Operationalizing the Right to Development” (in The Right to Development in Practice: Studies for the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Declaration, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2013).  She has served as as a consultant for various UN agencies on projects relating to human rights and poverty or development. Maria received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her M.A. in Sanskrit and Indian Studies from Harvard University. In addition to her participation with RWI she has taught at the Lund University Faculty of Law, with courses in human rights and development and law and literature among other topics.

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 Human RIghts

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