María Cecilia Ercole


María Cecilia Ercole is the 2022-2023 Wasserstein Fellow in Residence with the Human Rights Program and the Office of Public Interest Advising at Harvard Law School. She is an international human rights lawyer, and a former analyst and human rights officer of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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On Binaries, Blind Spots, and Shades of Gray: The UN Report on LGBTQ+ Persons in Armed Conflict

“I'd prefer it if you shoot me in the head.” These were the words of a young gay man in Syria in 2015 who knew his fate was to be thrown from the roof of a high-rise building after being convicted by ISIS for sodomy. The persecution, targeting and rape of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans,…

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