Introducing Tamar Ezer and Braelyn Saumure

Tamar Ezer is the Acting Director of the Human Rights Clinic and the Faculty Director of the Human Rights Program at the University of Miami School of Law.  Focus areas of her work in the Human Rights Clinic include gender justice, Indigenous women’s rights, and the rights to health and housing.  Prior to that, Tamar taught and supervised projects at Yale Law School with the Schell Center for International Human Rights and the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, as well as Georgetown University Law Center’s International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, where she supervised test cases challenging discriminatory laws and oversaw fact-finding and legislative projects in Nigeria, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Philippines.  Additionally, Tamar served as Deputy Director of the Law and Health Initiative of the Open Society Public Health Program, where she focused on legal advocacy to advance health and human rights in Eastern and Southern Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.  This encompassed work on reproductive health, violations in health care settings, HIV, palliative care, drug policy, and intersections between access to justice and health.  Tamar also clerked for Judge Robert Sweet at the Southern District of New York and Justice Dorit Beinisch at the Supreme Court of Israel.  Tamar graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Law School, where she was the editor-in-chief of the Harvard Human Rights Journal

Braelyn Saumure is a third-year law student fellow at the University of Miami School of Law Human Rights Clinic (HRC). Under the supervision of Professor Tamar Ezer, Braelyn’s work with HRC has focused on highlighting the intersections of gender and environmental violence on Indigenous women and girls. Her work has included collaborating with fellow HRC students,  students at the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic at Cardozo School of Law and Indigenous partners in drafting a series of reports, including a human rights framework and a case study focused on Canada’s National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, addressing the implications of these forms of violence, shared with the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and various Special Rapporteurs to inform guidance on rights in connection to Indigenous women and land. She has also authored a report on the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on Indigenous communities.  

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