Janet Lord, BlueLaw Senior Associate for Human Rights & Inclusive Development.
Human Rights, Disability Law & Policy, Inclusive Development
Janet Lord is an international lawyer and development practitioner with more than twenty years of professional experience. A co-founder of BlueLaw International LLP, Ms. Lord directs the human rights and disability inclusive development practice and provides subject matter expertise in human rights law and policy reform, advocacy, monitoring and complaints mechanism, election access for marginalized populations, building and strengthening national human rights institutions and international disability rights. She has designed, managed, and implemented projects addressing the implementation of disability law and policy in more than thirty countries worldwide.
Her work experience includes working with international human rights and inclusive development donors such as USAID, DOS/DRL, NCD, UNDESA, UNDP, World Bank, GTZ, EU and private foundations; establishing strong and diverse partnerships with development firms, non-profits and university institutes, such as American Institutes for Research, Harvard Law School, American University, IFES, Louis Berger Group, Yale University School of Public Health, University College London, Stimson Center; and authoring or co-authoring a wide array of scholarly as well as practitioner-oriented international law, development, and human rights publications.
Dr. Michael Stein, BlueLaw Senior Associate for Human Rights & Inclusive Development
Human Rights, Disability Law, Policy and Education
Michael Stein is an internationally recognized expert on disability law and policy. He participated in the drafting of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and works with disabled peoples organizations around the world. He actively consults with governments on their disability laws and policies, advises a number of UN bodies and national human rights institutions, and has brought landmark litigation concerning disability rights. His path-breaking scholarship has been published globally by leading journals. Mr. Stein has received numerous awards for his work, including the inaugural Morton E. Ruderman Prize for Inclusion, the inaugural Henry Viscardi Achievement Award, the ABA Paul G. Hearne Award, and was appointed by President Obama to the United States Holocaust Council.
Dr. Stein holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. He is the Co-founder and Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability and a longtime Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School. Formerly a professor at William & Mary Law School, he has also taught at New York University and Stanford’s law schools. Dr. Stein holds an Extraordinary Professor chair at the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights and a visiting professorship at the Free University of Amsterdam.