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Contacts

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James L. Cavallaro
Director
650 724.9157

Jim Cavallaro is Professor of Law and Director of the Stanford Human Rights Center at Stanford Law School. He also directs the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic. He has dedicated his career to human rights. In June of 2013, he was elected to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Professor Cavallaro is a prolific scholar and sought-after voice on international human rights issues.

Rachel Ungar
Centers Administrative Coordinator
650 723.0981

Rachel is the Center's Administrative Coordinator, supporting the work of the Human Rights Center and several other Centers at Stanford Law School. She previously worked as an intern at the Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS) in Argentina, where she conducted transnational comparative research on refugee policies and has interned with organizations and law firms in immigration and social justice. Rachel has an interest in issues of human rights, immigration and human rights law.

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Claret Vargas
Executive Director
650 736.8788

Claret Vargas's work focuses on Alien Tort Statute litigation, the inter-American system, labor conditions, prison conditions and indigenous rights. Her research focuses on mechanisms for the implementation of human rights norms, and she has produced human rights reports based on archival research and on-site missions in Guatemala, Indonesia, Bolivia, and elsewhere. Vargas earned her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. She earned her J.D. at Harvard Law School.