Claudia Bingham

Claudia Bingham

Deputy Editor

Claudia is an experienced public interest lawyer who is pursuing dual LLMs in International Human Rights & Humanitarian Law and Advocacy, specializing in Criminal Trial Advocacy at American University Washington College of Law (WCL). Before returning to law school, she founded and operated her own law firm for three years, primarily focusing on criminal defense. While pursuing her LLMs, Claudia has had the opportunity to be a Graduate Fellow at the Human Rights Law Division of the Department of Homeland Security, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights, and the Gender Jurisprudence Project, a collaborative project between the War Crimes Research Office and the Women in Law Program at WCL War Crimes Research Office as well as serving as a Dean’s Fellow to the Honorable Juan E. Mendez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. Her interests include the intersection between international criminal law, international humanitarian law and US national security law.


David Weinstein

David Weinstein

Deputy Editor

A noted mustache enthusiast, David Weinstein is a Research Associate at the Public International Law and Policy Group, working on peace negotiations and post-conflict constitutions.  He also assisted the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture in drafting the Observations Report submitted to the Human Rights Council in March 2016.  He is highly proficient in Arabic, French, and Spanish, and has performed extensive translation and interpretation in each language. 

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Hareesha Sannareddy

Hareesha Sannareddy

Deputy Articles Editor

Hareesha is a 2L interested in international human rights and criminal defense. She interned at the Office of the Public Defender in Prince George’s county, Maryland for summer 2016 and will be interning at the DC Public Defender Service in fall 2016 and the spring 2017. She is also very passionate about juvenile justice and is the Mentorship Director for the Juvenile Justice Society at WCL. Hareesha has lived in India and Singapore and spent some time in Europe during her semester abroad. In the little free time she has, she loves watching comedy tv shows, going to live music events, and walking around different DC neighborhoods.

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Stefania Butoi-Varga

Stefania Butoi-Varga

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Editor

Stefania, a third year part-time student at Washington College of Law, is committed to an education and to a career centered on international law and human rights. This commitment prompted her to become involved not only with the Human Rights Brief, but also with American University’s International Law Review and with UNROW Human Rights Impact Litigation Clinic. Alongside these ongoing responsibilities, Stefania is employed full time as a litigation paralegal. She often foregoes sleep for adventures with her friends and family, for creatively stimulating art and fashion events, and to dance salsa.

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