Rights Wire

The Human Rights Blog of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice


Spring 2016 Staff Writers:

Rodrigo Bacus is a 3L student at Fordham Law School. He is also a human rights activist and a 2014-15 Crowley Scholar in International Human Rights. In his first year of law school, Rodrigo was selected as a Stein Scholar for Public Interest and a McMahon Summer Fellow, focusing on the injustices experienced by unaccompanied immigrant children. As a second year law student, Rodrigo focused his efforts on mobilizing, educating, and raising awareness on human rights in the Philippines. Rodrigo holds a B.A. from Wheaton College.

Miriam Quarticelli is a L.L.M. student at Fordham Law School. She holds a law degree from the University of Milan (Italy). During her studies, she spent one semester as an Erasmus Student at the University of Granada Faculty of Law (Spain), and she attended the Summer School at Peking University School of Government in Beijing. She worked as an intern at the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce in Beijing and as a Trainee Lawyer in a Beijing law firm. She currently works as an external collaborator for gLawcal, a non-profit research organization.

Stephanie Zuniga is a 1L evening student at Fordham Law School. She holds a B.A. in Political Science, Human Rights and Sociology from Barnard College, Columbia University. Previously, she served as a Civic Leaders of Tomorrow Public Policy Fellow under Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, interned with New York Lawyers for Public Interest, and worked with youth in foster care as a Development Specialist. In recent years, her research has focused mainly on population control policies in developing nations and their effects on human rights. She is currently an Ortega Scholar. While in law school, she plans to explore the intersection of economics and international law.


Elizabeth Gyori is the Editor of Rights Wire and the Program Assistant at the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School. She graduated with a B.A. in 2013 from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she studied social justice, journalism and environmental science. Prior to joining the Leitner Center, Elizabeth interned with the the American Civil Liberties Union’s Racial Justice Program, the Office of Refugee Resettlement at Catholic Charities and Newsday.