Stefano Gennarini, J.D.

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 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 3 sons. He stopped tweeting to spend more time with them.

Democrats Seek to Block Religious Leaders from Entering the Country

Democrat leaders in the House of Representatives are preparing to vote on the Global Respect Act, which would give the President the ability to impose sanctions on foreign political, cultural and religious leaders who may oppose the homosexual/transgender agenda.

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New U.S. Fund to Push Transgender Policies Internationally

The Biden administration launched a new $2.5 million international fund to promote acceptance of homosexuality and transgenderism and label opponents of the LGBT agenda as “anti-democratic.”

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C-Fam’s 5 Worst Moments of 2021 for Life and Family at the United Nations

Abortion and the LGBT agenda were a central part of the great reset from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are the five worst things that happened last year as the sexual left tried to build the world back “better.”

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C-Fam’s Top 5 Moments of 2021 for Life and Family at the United Nations

The pro-abortion and anti-family fanatics running the U.S. government and the European Union don’t control everything all the time. We saw several very positive developments for the pro-life and pro-family cause this year. Here’s the top 5 moments of the year for life and family internationally.

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General Assembly Resolution Passes with Promotion of Homosexuality and Transgenderism

For the first time, the General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution that includes “sexual orientation and gender identity.” In diplomatic statements during the session, twenty-two countries objected to the inclusion of the controversial terms. Still, no country opted to vote against the resolution.

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UN Human Rights Office to Litigate LGBT and Abortion in Latin America

The UN human rights office has launched a new initiative to promote judicial activism on gender issues in Central and South America, including abortion and the LGBT agenda.

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Supreme Court Snubs UN Human Rights Experts During Oral Argument in Major Abortion Case

The Supreme Court ignored claims from human rights experts and academics that abortion is an international human right during oral arguments in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case.

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DOBBS: Mock Oral Argument on International Human Rights Issues and Abortion

On December 1, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. The court received dozens of Amicus Curiae briefs arguing many constitutional…

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EXCLUSIVE REPORT: 90 Countries Back “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity” at the United Nations

For the first time, the General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution that includes the terms “sexual orientation and gender identity,” though not without objections.

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ANALYSIS: The United States Goes All-In to Advance LGBT in UN Policy

The Biden Administration overcame historic opposition to the LGBT agenda from African and Islamic countries by strategically placing controversial gay rights language in a resolution on fair elections and democracy.

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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)