Christine Bustany

Christine Bustany is a senior lecturer in international law at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where she directs the International Law Practicum and teaches law related courses. The Fletcher International Law Practicum recently issued a report on children at risk of statelessness in northwest Syria. Bustany’s primary areas of expertise and research include: international human rights law and comparative constitutional law, including with regard to minority rights, children’s rights, statelessness, and immigration detention. She has experience as an advocate and researcher, particularly with regard to the Middle East, as well as a practicing attorney engaging in commercial litigation and a range of civil and political rights matters. As an academician and clinician, Bustany has taught at Boston University School of Law in its International Human Rights Law Clinic, Suffolk University Law School in its Clinical Programs, and the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. Bustany was a Fulbright fellow in Cairo, Egypt and, most recently, Bustany had an Institute of American Universities (IAU) research fellowship in France. Since 2021, Bustany has been an affiliated faculty member of the Fares Center For Eastern Mediterranean Studies.

Articles by: Christine Bustany

Northwest Syria’s Children Erased: The Impacts of Statelessness

Perhaps no issue underscores children living in northwest Syria’s precarious existence more than the deprivation of their rights to nationality and legal identity, both of which are fundamental rights.