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Lisa Reinsberg

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Lisa Reinsberg is the founder and executive director of the International Justice Resource Center (IJRC), a nonprofit organization that provides information and guidance on international human rights protections. With IJRC, Lisa has created educational materials used by advocates and educators around the world, and has assisted advocates and survivors in pursuing human rights complaints, participating in country reviews and country visits, and engaging in other advocacy before regional and United Nations human rights bodies. She is currently a Visiting Fellow with the Centre for Fundamental Rights at the Hertie School, where her research is focused on the accessibility and transparency of human rights complaint processes. Previously, Lisa held positions at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, International Organization for Migration, Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, and a number of organizations providing legal representation to migrants and asylum seekers, people in prison, and survivors of torture and police brutality. As a Fulbright grantee, Lisa carried out a multi-country research project on litigation before the Inter-American human rights bodies.

Among other activities, she is the board chair of HURIDOCS (Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems) and an Advisory Board member and newsletter co-editor for the International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group of the American Society of International Law.


  • LL.M., UC Berkeley, 2021
  • JD, Georgetown, 2008
  • BA, UC San Diego, 2004

Prior Experience

  • Founder and Executive Director, International Justice Resource Center, San Francisco, CA (Sept. 2010 - present)
  • Rómulo Gallegos Fellowship, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (2009-2010)
  • Fulbright Fellow — The Inter-American System on the Ground: An Anatomy of Human Rights Litigation, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Venezuela (2008-2009)

Selected Publications

  • A Dangerous Symbiosis: Gaps in Information Transparency and Security Among Human Rights Mechanisms, 39 Berkeley J. Int’l L. 2 (forthcoming 2022)