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First Name
Last Name
Baylin Duryea
St. John's University School of Law
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human rights, comparative constitutional development, administrative law
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About Me

Catherine Baylin Duryea is an Assistant Professor at St. Johns School of Law and a PhD Candidate in History at Stanford University. Her dissertation, “Practicing Human Rights in the Arab World: International Law in 20th Century Advocacy” explores the significance of early Arab human rights NGOs to the debate over universality, the question of whether human rights are compatible with Islam, and the relationship between human rights and social movements. Her research interests include administrative law and comparative constitutional development in addition to human rights. She earned her JD and BA in Political Science from Stanford, and her MA in Middle East History from the American University in Cairo. After law school, she clerked for Justice Edwin Cameron of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

Recent Publications

“The Universality of Human Rights: Early NGO Practices in the Arab World,” The Routledge History of Human Rights, edited by Jean Quataert and Lora Wildenthal (2019).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Morocco, Palestine, Kuwait, Egypt, Afghanistan, United States
Expertise by Geography
Middle East, United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Human Rights, Law, World War II