Chris Ewell

Bertha Justice Legal Fellow

Chris Ewell joined EarthRights International in the fall of 2022 and is a recent graduate of Yale Law School. He is passionate about addressing the environmental and social justice issues arising from the climate crisis. As a law student, Chris was part of the international human rights clinic, environmental protection clinic, and a fellow at the Center for Global Legal Challenges at Yale Law. He has previously worked with the Guam-based law firm Blue Ocean Law, the Greenpeace Oceans campaign, the ACLU Human Rights Program, Corporate Accountability Lab, and the Executive Office of the Governor of Michigan. He has published legal scholarship on the successes and shortcomings of human rights tort litigation and the importance of upholding Indigenous peoples’ right to free, prior, and informed consent in the renewable energy transition, as well as science policy papers on the intersection between ocean conservation, human rights, and aquatic animal welfare. Prior to law school, Chris worked at Greenpeace in Johannesburg, South Africa and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Marinduque in the Philippines. He has a B.A. from New York University.