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. Gill 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.
During law school, Gill was a student attorney in the Human and Civil Rights Clinic where he represented indigent migrants in immigration proceedings and the family of both the late Marcus Garvey and Rekia Boyd before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. In addition, Gill gained work experience with Human Rights First, The Superior Court of D.C., La Defensoría del Pueblo in Bogotá, Colombia, and The United Nations on the High Commissioner for Refugees. Prior to law school, Gill worked with The Mexican Consulate to provide English classes, and DACA enrollment to indigent migrants in South Georgia. Gill’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.
Gill earned his J.D. from Howard University School of Law, where he was a Social Engineer awardee for his commitment to public service. Prior to law school he received his B.A. with Honors in Spanish Literature and Culture from Valdosta State University. Gill is fluent in Spanish and has a working knowledge of French.