Martha Minow

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Martha Minow "has taught at Harvard since 1981. She writes about human rights and advocacy for members of racial and religious minorities and for women, children, and persons with disabilities. She served on the Independent International Commission on Kosovo and assisted in launching Imagine Coexistence a program of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees."[1]

"Professor Martha Minow is the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where she teaches Family Law and Civil Procedure and is Chair of the Scholars Board of Facing History and Ourselves. She is the author of many books, including Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History After Genocide and Mass Violence (1998), which was awarded the American Society of International Law Certificate of Merit in 2000, and Breaking the Cycles of Hatred: Memory, Law and Repair (2002). Before entering teaching, Professor Minow was a law clerk for Justice Thurgood Marshall, and for Judge David Bazelon. She received her J.D. from Yale, her Ed.M. from Harvard, and her A.B. from the University of Michigan. She has served on the Independent International Commission on Kosovo and helped to launch Imagine Co-existence, a program of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, to promote peaceful development in post-conflict societies." [2]


Her father is Newton Minow.

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  2. Martha Minow, The Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide, accessed December 17, 2007.
  3. Trustees, Carnegie Corporation, accessed March 5, 2023.
  4. Leadership, Facing History and Ourselves, accessed February 22, 2011.
  5. International Advisory Board, MIT Program on Human Rights and Justice, accessed July 24, 2008.
  6. Editorial Board, International Journal of Transitional Justice, accessed April 8, 2010.