Stefano Gennarini, J.D.

Stefano Gennarini, J.D.

Stefano Gennarini is the Vice President for the Center of Legal Studies at the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam).

He represents C-Fam at UN headquarters in New York and researches and writes on international law and policy for C-Fam, advising UN delegations and liaising with pro-family organization around the world. He also oversees the Edmund Burke Fellowship. His reports and commentary have appeared on Breitbart, the Congressional Research Quarterly,The Federalist, First Things, the National Catholic Register, and the Stream. He has been interviewed by the New York Times, NPR, Relevant Radio, the Washington Post and other news outlets. Prior to earning a J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, Stefano lived and worked in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Nigeria, the West Indies, and Israel. He is fluent in Italian and Spanish.

Stefano earned a Juris Doctor from Notre Dame Law School in Indiana in 2011 and was a Blackstone Legal Fellow in 2009. Before attending law school, Stefano trained to be a priest at the Redemptoris House of Formation in London and attended Heythrop College, University of London where he obtained a Bachelor in Theology. While in the United Kingdom, he also gained experience in editing and translations with the Catholic Truth Society (CTS).

Stefano lives in New Jersey with his wife Elizabeth Marie, 3 daughters, and a son. He tweets as @prolifeadvocate.

Countries Debate Soft Law in Death Penalty

dramatic debate on national sovereignty erupted in the General Assembly on Tuesday over a proposed resolution on the global abolition of the death penalty.

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UN Committee Says, “Right to Life” Means “Right to Abortion”

The “right-to-life” clause in an important UN human rights treaty must now include a right to abortion.

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The Sometimes-Impenetrable Way Problems are Attempted at the UN

UN issues, and UN documents are highly complicated and almost impossible for laymen and even experts to follow.

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Feminists Decry UN Promotion of Gestational Surrogacy

A coalition of feminist organizations petitioned world leaders and the United Nations General Assembly to ban surrogacy, asking governments to defund UN agencies that promote the controversial and dangerous practice.

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ANALYSIS:  Proposed Law Would Mandate Feminist U.S. Foreign Aid Policy

The U.S. Congress is poised to codify Obama administration gender policies at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Deep State Fights Trump’s Pro-Life Foreign Policy

Career employees of the State Department are fiercely resisting attempts of Trump administration officials to close loopholes in the President’s revamped and expanded Mexico City Policy.

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UN Experts Say Pro-Lifers are Dangerous

UN experts said abortion-on-demand is “at the very core of every women and girl’s fundamental right to equality, privacy and physical and mental integrity and is a precondition for the enjoyment of other rights and freedoms,” in a lengthy statement released on what abortion groups call “Safe Abortion Day.”

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Why is the U.S. Working with NGOs and Countries that Denigrate President Trump?

President Trump made a strong promise to respect sovereignty and the culture and traditions of other countries at the General Assembly on Tuesday. But the State Department needs to do…

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Disconnect Between Trump’s Sovereignty Message and State Department Promotion of LGBT

U.S. President Donald Trump’s message to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday started where he left off last year, insisting on sovereignty as the bedrock of U.S. foreign policy and the only legitimate foundation for international cooperation.

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U.S. Expected to Fight Back Against Abortion as a Humanitarian Right

During the Obama administration abortion groups successfully included the term “sexual and reproductive health” in two Security Council resolutions and an annual UN General Assembly resolution.

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ESSAYS AND COMMENTARY

Nikki Haley’s Pro-Life Dilemma at the UN, The Stream (June 12, 2018)

The Trump Administration Must Keep Abortion Out of International Law and Policy, Public Discourse (June 4, 2018)

The Future of the Pro-Life Movement is in Africa, Public Discourse (April 12, 2018)

Beyond Roe: A Global Roadmap for the Pro-Life Movement, Public Discourse (February 14, 2018)

How Their Refusal To Tolerate Dissent Is Creating A Global Backlash Against LGBT People, The Federalist (January 11, 2018)

The Problem with Pro-Life “Lite”, The Stream (November 12, 2017)

Rules for (Pro-Life) Radicals, The Stream (November 1, 2017)

What Happened at the Vatican’s Bio-Extinction Conference, Catholic World Report (September 21, 2017)

Can We Stop an International Roe v. Wade?, Public Discourse (September 13, 2017)

And LGBT Roadmap for President Trump, The Stream (July 29, 2017)

Spadaro’s American Christian Straw Man, The Stream (July 21, 2017)

The Paris Accord Epitomizes Why All Bureaucrats Need Term Limits, The Federalist (June 5, 2017)

The Genius of the Mexico City Policy and the Pro-Life Legacy of President Trump, Public Discourse (May 17, 2017)

Population Control Ideologue Paul Ehrlich Speaks at the Vatican, The Stream (February 27, 2017)

We Must Fight the Global War on Marriage, The Stream (October 3, 2016)

One Year Since Obergefell Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace, The Stream (June 25, 2016)

Pope Francis and the Human-Rights Issue of Our Time, National Catholic Register (September 25, 2015)

“Reproductive Health” is a Trojan Horse, First Things, First Thoughts (July 1, 2015)

The Wrong Way to Respond to Critics, First Things, Web Exclusives (May 29, 2015)

Allow Abortion—Or You’re Guilty of Torture, First Things, Web Exclusives (May 13, 2014)

A Strong Note of Caution on Reproductive Health and Family Planning, First Things, Web Exclusives (May 16, 2012) (Austin Ruse, co-author)

IN THE NEWS

Training the Next Generation of U.N. Pro-Life Advocates, National Catholic Register (January 19, 2015)

Officials Denounce Claims that Kenyan Vaccine Meant for Population Control, The Washington Times (November 14, 2014)

Weighing a Catholic Change for LGBT and Divorcees, NPR OnPoint with Tom Ashbrook, (October 16, 2014)

U.N. Panel Says Vatican is Lax Over Abusive Priests, New York Times (May 23, 2014)

U.N. Committee to Vatican: Change Church Teaching, National Catholic Register (February 8, 2014)

UN Abuse Report: From Policy to Ideology, Zenit.org (February 6, 2014)

BOOK CHAPTERS

The diffusion of sexual and reproductive rights through the UN human rights framework, in Aleksander Stepkowski (ed.), PROTECTION OF HUMAN LIFE IN ITS EARLY STAGE: INTELLECTUAL FOUNDATIONS AND MEANS (Peter Lang Editions 2014) (link)