Stefano Gennarini, J.D.

Stefano Gennarini is the Vice President for 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 organizations around the world. He 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.

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).  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 lives in New Jersey with his wife Elizabeth Marie, and their seven children. He stopped tweeting to spend more time with them.

Biden Backs Global Censorship Regime

The Biden administration is spearheading efforts to adopt and enforce global censorship standards against pro-life and pro-family views.

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UN Expert Defends Trans Critics

A UN women’s rights expert has criticized Western governments for “intimidation and threats” against opponents of trans ideology. She has also clashed with other UN officials on transgender issues.

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Biden Pushes Homosexual Marriage as a Binding Human Right

The Biden administration is pressing countries to adopt homosexual marriage as a human right. This new development comes during the latest cycles of the UN’s Universal Periodic Review.

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Tech Giants and UN Bureaucrats Discuss Plan to Censor Speech

UN Member States met with tech giants and UN officials this week to discuss a new global technology agreement to regulate artificial intelligence, privacy, as well as online content moderation and censorship.

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Pro-Lifers Ask Congress to Block Abortion/Transgenderism in HIV/AIDS Bill

Pro-life groups have asked U. S. Senate and House leaders to ensure that U.S. foreign assistance for HIV/AIDS does not include abortion and transgenderism.

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Poland and Hungary Break EU Position in General Assembly Debate on Definition of “Gender” in New Treaty

Poland and Hungary broke ranks with the European Union on how to define the term “gender” during a closed-door debate on a new treaty on crimes against humanity.

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Traditional Countries Stop Biden Administration Sexual Agenda for Children

Traditional countries dealt a decisive and unexpected blow to the Western sexual agenda at an annual population conference at the United Nations yesterday.

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Biden and EU Gang Up on Africans at UN

Still reeling from a stinging defeat at the UN Commission on the Status of Women last month, the European Union and the Biden administration have renewed their fight over “comprehensive sexuality education.”

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Holy See Foils Western Push for Abortion/Sex Ed at UN Commission

Delegates erupted in applause when a Holy See diplomat accused Western countries of ganging up to have their way on abortion and other controversial topics at this year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women that ended a week ago.

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Biden Wants UN Soldiers to Push Trans Ideology

The Biden administration sponsored a Security Council briefing to promote the homosexual/trans agenda in UN security policy.

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Will European Nationalists Ever Stop LGBT and Pro-Abortion EU Diplomacy?, Public Discourse (September 1, 2020)

Why the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights Should Not Ignore Abortion, Public Discourse (August 11, 2020)

Can Unalienable Rights Be Rescued from Human Rights?, Public Discourse (July 15, 2019)

The International Implications of Overturning Roe v. Wade, Public Discourse (February 22, 2019)

The Conservative Disadvantage, Public Discourse (February 7, 2019)

Abortion: The Original Sin of the United Nations’ Human Rights Project, Public Discourse (January 8, 2019)

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)


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, (February 6, 2014)


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)