Tiffany N Basciano

Tiffany N Basciano, JD

Associate Director and Professorial Lecturer in the International Law and Organizations Program
International Law & Organizations

Rome 419

Expertise

Topics
  • Human Rights
  • Refugees and Migration
  • International Crimes and Tribunals
  • Rule of Law

Background and Education

Tiffany Basciano is the Associate Director and a Professorial Lecturer in the International Law and Organizations Program.  As Associate Director, she has organized and led several international academic field trips to South and Southeast Asia, including to India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Tiffany also directs the International Human Rights Clinic and is the lead coach for the SAIS International Criminal Court Moot Team.

She received her BA, cum laude, in Politics and History from New York University (May 2003), and her JD, with honors, from The George Washington University Law School (May 2007). While at GW Law, Tiffany attended the GW-Oxford Summer Program in International Human Rights Law (July 2005). She is also a member of the California Bar (April 2008).

Prior to joining the school, Tiffany interned at a consumer advocacy organization. She has additional work experience as: a legal intern in the Legislative & Correctional Issues Branch in the Office of General Counsel of the Federal Bureau of Prisons; a summer graduate intern with the New York City Law Department – Office of The Corporation Counsel - Family Court Division (Brooklyn); and a law clerk in a plaintiffs’ litigation firm.

Her academic interests include international human rights law and rule of law development.  Most recently, Tiffany managed and contributed to the international human rights clinic report "Torn at the Seam: Migration, Deportations, and Humanitarian Concerns on the Island of Hispaniola" (May 2016).


-Speaker at the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) Seminar on The Changing Role of the USA in World Affairs: Impact on South Asia, "Global Climate and Human Rights Implications of a Trump Administration," January 26, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

-Speaker at the Juneau World Affairs Council, World Affairs Forum: Human Migration and Refugees - Peril and Hope, "A Common Responsibility: The Protection of Migrants and Refugees in Europe," October 21, 2016 in Juneau, Alaska.

-Speaker at an informational workshop on the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment on June 1-2, 2016 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

-Speaker, "The Refugee Crisis Along the Haitian-Dominican Border: Causes, Impacts and Human Rights," Johns Hopkins University – SAIS, November 24, 2015 in Bologna, Italy.

- Panelist at The Protection Project’s Eighth Annual Symposium on Trafficking in Persons on Domestic Work as a Form of Trafficking in Persons, "The Protection of the Rights of Migrant Domestic Workers in a Country of Origin and a Country of Destination: Case Studies of the Philippines and Kuwait,"  Johns Hopkins University – SAIS, November 6, 2013, Washington, DC.

-Speaker, "Discussion of Preah Vihear Temple ICJ Case (Cambodia v. Thailand)," Thai Club, Johns Hopkins University – SAIS, April 23, 2013 in Washington, DC.

 
Currently resea...

Currently researching the human rights of forest defenders in Peru, Kenya, and Sri Lanka with the 2016-2017 International Human Rights Clinic graduate students.

 
2016
Tiffany Bascian...
Tiffany Basciano, et al., "Torn at the Seam: Migration, Deportations, and Humanitarian Concerns on the Island of Hispaniola," Johns Hopkins University – SAIS – International Law and Organizations Program, report of the SAIS International Human Rights Clinic (May 2016).
 
2015
Liz Agase, et a...
Liz Agase, et al., "Justice Derailed: The Uncertain Fate of Haitian Migrants and Dominicans of Haitian Descent in the Dominican Republic," Johns Hopkins University – SAIS – International Law and Organizations Program, report of the SAIS International Human Rights Clinic (Tiffany Basciano ed., June 2015)
 
2013
Julie Louise Aa...
Julie Louise Aaserud, et al., "The Protection of the Rights of Migrant Domestic Workers in a Country of Origin and a Country of Destination: Case Studies of the Philippines and Kuwait," Johns Hopkins University – SAIS – International Law and Organizations Program and The Protection Project, report of the SAIS International Human Rights Clinic (November 2013).
 
2011
Ruth Wedgwood a...
Ruth Wedgwood and Tiffany Basciano, "The ‘Right to Food’ and Foreign Land Deals in Africa," SAISPHERE, (2011 – 2012)
 
2009
Tiffany Bascian...
Tiffany Basciano, "Contemporary Piracy: Consequences and Cures: A Post-Workshop Report," a report based on a workshop organized by the ABA – Standing Committee on Law and National Security, Johns Hopkins University – SAIS – International Law and Organizations Program, et al. (October 2009).
Spring 2017 
This course is ...
This course is designed to teach students skills for careers in international human rights promotion and protection. These skills will be taught through the use of simulations, discussions, case studies and a team project. Each student taking the course has the opportunity to gain practical experience in international human rights through researching and working on a human rights report. The coursework will span the entire academic year with class sessions, group meetings, and project work in both the Fall and Spring semesters.