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Carla De Ycaza

Carla De Ycaza

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Carla De Ycaza is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Center for Global Affairs and specializes in international human rights law and transitional justice in Africa. She also serves as Editor of the Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Research Network at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University. She has worked at various organizations including the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, the Norwegian Refugee Council, and the International Peace Institute. At NYUSPS she teaches courses in human rights, transitional justice, international law, genocide studies, international relations, and African civil wars. She has published in Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies, the Human Rights Review, Societies Without Borders, the International Studies Review, the African Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the New York International Law Review.

Currently Teaching

Torture in the 21st Century: History, Ethics, and Human Rights

Examine what constitutes torture—still one of the most widespread human rights crimes—and why it is used for coercive interrogation.

International Criminal Law and Human Rights

Gain a critical introduction to international criminal justice and examine the sources, systems, and foundations of international criminal law.