Brian Citro

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Impact, Kellogg School of Management (Courtesy)


Brian Citro is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law in the Bluhm Legal Clinic. Previously, he was Clinical Lecturer in Law and Associate Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School. He is co-Director of the global advocacy project Developing a Human Rights-Based Approach to TB, administered by the TB and Human Rights Consortium. He served as Senior Research Officer to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health and worked in New Delhi, India as Project Manager of the Global Health and Human Rights Database at the Lawyers Collective prior to this. He has also worked as a consultant for the World Health Organization, UN Development Program and UN Stop TB Partnership. His research and writing focuses on health and human rights, climate geoengineering, sex selection and police use of force in the United States. He has a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Northern Illinois University and he earned his JD from the University of Chicago Law School.

Areas of Expertise

  • International Human Rights
  • Public Health and Human Rights
  • Climate Geoengineering

Selected Publications

  • A Human Rights Framework for Climate Engineering: A Response to the Limits of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Climate Geoengineering: Law And Governance (Springer Publishing Forthcoming 2017).
  • Developing a Human Rights-Based Approach to Tuberculosis, 18 Health & Human Rights Journal 1 (2016) (with Evan Lyon, Mihir Mankad, Kiran Raj Pandey, & Camila Gianella).
  • The Consequences of Failure in Advancing The Human Right To Health, edited by Jose M. Zuniga, Stephen P. Marks, & Lawrence O. Gostin (Oxford University Press 2013).
  • Pharmaceutical Companies and Global Lack of Access to Medicines: Strengthening Accountability Under the Right to Health, 40 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 234 (2012) (with Anand Grover, Mihir Mankad, & Fiona Lander).

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  • BM, Northern Illinois University
  • JD, University of Chicago Law School

Prior Appointments

  • Clinical Lecturer in Law, University of Chicago Law School

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