Yannick Gill is a Legal Fellow at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights where he works on human rights litigation and advocacy in Latin America and the Caribbean. Yannick joins Robert F. Kennedy after working as a Global Fellow with the United States Agency for International Development in the Dominican Republic where his work facilitated access to education for migrants along the Haitian border.
Gill has served as a student attorney in the Human and Civil Rights Clinic where he represented indigent migrants in immigration proceedings before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. He’s also worked with Human Rights First, the Superior Court of D.C., La Defensoría del Pueblo in Bogotá, Colombia, the United Nations on the High Commissioner for Refugees, the Mexican Consulate and DACA.
Yannick’s research, which focused on the intersection of culture, race, and international law, has been presented before the American Society for International Law and the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration.
Yannick earned a J.D. from Howard University School of Law and a B.A. with Honors in Spanish Literature and Culture from Valdosta State University. He is fluent in Spanish and has a working knowledge of French.