Allana Kembabazi is interested in the intersection of law and healthcare, particularly in legal and policy frameworks that promote access to health. At ISER, she will use targeted litigation and advocacy to advance the right to health in Uganda with a particular focus on marginalized groups and people with disabilities.
Allana received a Bachelors of Arts in Government from Wesleyan University, CT in 2011 and a J.D from Yale Law School in 2015. Before coming to ISER, Allana was a foreign law clerk at the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Her work before law school focused on human rights and social justice issues in the United States and abroad. During law school, she carried out research exploring the interface between human rights like health and the environment and the use of litigation to advance the right to health in developing countries. Throughout her law school summers she used litigation and advocacy to advance human rights at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, the ACLU Human Rights Project and as a Kirby Simon Summer Human Rights Fellow at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. At Yale, Allana was a Global Health Justice Student Fellow, a member of the Global Health Justice Practicum where she co authored a report advocating for access to Hepatitis C medication in low and middle-income countries. She was also a member of the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, co-president of the Yale Society of International, a Lillian Goldman Perpetual Scholar, Executive Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law, editor on the Yale Human Rights and Development Journal, co-director of the Summer Public Interest Fund Student Contribution, community service chair of the Yale Black Law Students Association, and a member of the Africa and Law Policy Association. She is currently a Bernstein International Human Rights Fellow, and a Humanity In Action