Category:Human rights lawyers
Pages in category "Human rights lawyers"
The following 29 pages are in this category, out of 29 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 29 pages are in this category, out of 29 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Amal Clooney – Amal Clooney is a British-Lebanese lawyer, activist, author. Clooney is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, specializing in human rights. Her clients include the founder of WikiLeaks, in his fight against extradition. Clooney has also represented the prime minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy. Clooney is married to the American actor George Clooney. Clooney was born in Beirut, Lebanon. During the 1980s Lebanese Civil War the Alamuddin family settled in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. Clooney was two years old at the time. He is from Baakline a village in the Chouf district. The family of Clooney's Bariaa is a Sunni Muslim from Tripoli in Northern Lebanon. Clooney has three siblings -- one sister, two half-brothers, Samer and Ziad, from her father's first marriage. Clooney attended Dr Challoner's High School, a girls' grammar school located in Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire. Clooney then studied at St. Hugh's College, Oxford, where she received the Shrigley Award. In 2000, she graduated from St. Hugh's College, Oxford. Clooney received the Jack J. Katz Memorial Award for excellence in law.Amal Clooney – Clooney in May 2014
2. Ben Emmerson – Ben Emmerson, QC is a British lawyer, specialising in European human rights law, public international law and international criminal law. Within the UK he is a deputy High Court Judge, an Honorary Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford. Born in Kent, his father Brian Emmerson was director of the Stock Exchange in London. He was called to the bar in 1986. In April 2000 he was appointed Queen's Counsel. In 1999 he successfully represented at the ECHR two of four homosexual members of the British Armed Forces, dismissed for their sexual orientation. The UK government was decided to put on hold all other investigations into homosexuals that it was conducting. The Guardian called an "historic decision", while David Pannick QC called it "a welcome victory for reason over pure prejudice". Emmerson is currently the British judge on the Residual Mechanism of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. In June 2011 he was elected as UN Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism and Human Rights. In this capacity he reports annually to the UN General Assembly, relevant entities established by the Security Council. He also provides technical and other advice to states. In 2014, Emmerson was appointed Counsel for the Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in England and Wales. On 28 he was suspended from duty. The inquiry said it had "become very concerned about aspects" of his leadership of his team.Ben Emmerson – Emmerson at Chatham House in 2013
3. Ronan Farrow – Satchel Ronan O'Sullivan Farrow is an American activist, journalist, lawyer, former U.S. government advisor. Farrow is the son of filmmaker Woody Allen. Farrow is also the grandson of Australian director John Farrow and Irish actress Maureen O'Sullivan. Farrow was named after actress Maureen O'Sullivan, his maternal grandmother. Farrow was given the surname "Farrow" to avoid a family with "one child named Allen amidst six Previns." He attended Bard College at Simon's Rock, later graduating at age 15. In 2009, he later became a member of the New York Bar. Farrow subsequently advocated for the protection of Darfuri refugees. Following on his experiences in Sudan, he was affiliated with the Intervention Network. Farrow was part of a team of officials recruited by diplomat Richard Holbrooke, for whom Farrow had previously worked as a speechwriter. For the ensuing two years, he was responsible for "overseeing the U.S. Government's relationships with civil nongovernmental actors" in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The creation of the office were announced by Clinton as part of a refocusing on youth following the Arab Spring revolutions. He was responsible for U.S. youth policy and programming as economic and civic actors." He concluded his term as Special Adviser with his policies and programs continuing under his successor. After departing government, he did not complete his degree.Ronan Farrow – Farrow in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 2012
4. Jared Genser – Jared Genser is Managing Director of Perseus Strategies, LLC and Founder of Freedom Now, an independent non-governmental organization that works to free prisoners of conscience worldwide. The arbitrarily detained. He served as international counsel during her latter five years under house arrest. And he currently represents Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo. Previously, he was a partner in the government affairs practice of DLA Piper and the global strategy consulting firm. In 2013, he received the American Bar Association's International Human Rights Award. He was previously named as one of "40 Under 40: Washington's Rising Stars." Genser grew up in suburban Maryland. Genser received a B.S. in 1995. He was also a Raoul Wallenberg Scholar at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Genser began his career with McKinsey & Company. He later joined the government affairs practice of the global firm DLA Piper, where he was elected a partner. In 2011, he left DLA Piper to found a human-rights law firm. He was a 2006-2007 Visiting Fellow with the National Endowment for Democracy. Genser is the author of The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention: Commentary and Guide to Practice.Jared Genser – Contents
5. Kate Kelly (feminist) – Kelly was excommunicated from the LDS Church in 2014. Since 2015, she has worked for Planned Parenthood. Kelly was born in 1980 as the first of four children. She grew up with both her parents working outside the home. Her father at one time served as bishop of a local congregation. Kelly graduated in 2006. She took an 18-month hiatus from school to serve an LDS mission in Barcelona, Spain. While at BYU, she organized a protest of nearly 100 students concerning the firing of a university employee for criticizing student elections. Kelly went on graduating in 2012. Kelly married J. Neil Ransom in the Salt Lake Temple in 2006. The couple were "childless by choice," and they divorced in 2015. In September 2015, Kelly joined Planned Parenthood as a strategic advocate and counsel. Kelly was encouraged by local church leaders to cease her campaign, again in March 2014. Mormonism and womenKate Kelly (feminist) – Kate Kelly
6. Zoe Konstantopoulou – Zoe Konstantopoulou is a Greek lawyer and politician who served as Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament in 2015. On 27 January 2015, as a member of the Coalition of the Radical Left, she was nominated as Speaker of Parliament. She was elected to the post on 6 February 2015 with the record number of 235 out of 300 votes. Apart from SYRIZA, her candidacy was also supported by the Independent Greeks, The River, New Democracy parties. Konstantopoulou supported the Popular Unity party, formed by former members of SYRIZA's Left Platform, in the September 2015 parliamentary election. In April 2016, Konstantopoulou launched a new party named Course of Freedom, of which she is currently the leader. Born in Athens, she is the daughter of former Synaspismos chairman Nikos Konstantopoulos and his wife Lina Alexiou. In 1998 -- 2000, she participated in the French prisoners education programme, teaching English at the Fresnes Prison. In 2001, she worked for the former Yugoslavia. Since 2003 she has been an active lawyer in Greece, focusing on human rights. Originally to be held in 2006, the man was not finally convicted until 2012. MP Stavros Theodorakis regularly taunted Konstantopoulou in parliament about her role in what became known as the "rapist with the tyropita" scandal. In Parliament, Konstantopoulou switched off Theodorakis's microphone when he was speaking about her role in the affair. On 6 February 2015, after SYRIZA's victory in the January 2015 election, she was elected with 235 votes. Official website CV and office terms of Zoe Konstantopoulou at the Hellenic ParliamentZoe Konstantopoulou – Zoe Konstantopoulou MP
7. Jennifer Robinson (lawyer) – Jennifer Robinson is an Australian human rights lawyer. Robinson is Director of Legal Advocacy for an Adjunct Lecturer in Law at the University of Sydney Law School. She has acted before British and European courts. Robinson is best known as a member of the legal team defending Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. Robinson has also provided legal assistance from West Papua for more than a decade. In a 2012 profile in The Global Mail, journalist Eric Ellis called her "an eloquent activist for the world's disenfranchised". She attended Bomaderry High School. Robinson was a Distinguished Scholar in Asian Studies. During her time at the ANU, Robinson also completed studies in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Robinson speaks fluent Indonesian. Robertson describes Robinson as "exceptional in being able to understand the practicality of the case well as being quite brilliant academically. That is why she is such a good lawyer. Robinson is sensible enough to keep a certain distance in order to argue their case with power and objectivity." Robinson also provided advice including on humanitarian issues in post-conflict Iraq, extraordinary rendition and international criminal law. This is now the seminal case on reporting restrictions in the UK.Jennifer Robinson (lawyer) – Jennifer Robinson, Sydney in 2013.
8. Azadeh N. Shahshahani – Azadeh N. Shahshahani is an American human rights attorney based in Atlanta. She is Legal & Advocacy Director for Project South. She previously served for the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia. Shahshahani received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where she served for the Michigan Journal of International Law. Shahshahani also has a master's degree in North African Studies from the University of Michigan. She is the author or editor including a 2012 ACLU of Georgia report, Prisons of Profits: Immigrants and Detention in Georgia. Shahshahani has appeared on Democracy Now! and BBC, has been quoted by the New York Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution, other outlets. She has also been recognized as one of 100 Influential Georgia Muslims. Power: Racial Profiling and Surveillance Since 9/11. University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change, 2015. Immigration and Racial Profiling. Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense. 3rd & 4th editions, August 2010 and June 2015. Challenging the Practice of Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention in Georgia and Beyond. CUNY Law Review, 2014 Shattered Dreams: An Analysis of the Georgia Board of Regents' Admissions Ban from a Constitutional and International Human Rights Perspective.Azadeh N. Shahshahani – Contents
9. World Human Rights Moot Court Competition – The Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition is a moot court competition on international human rights law. The oral rounds of the competition are held annually on 9 December in Pretoria, the administrative and de facto capital of South Africa. The moot involves a written round after which teams are selected for the oral round. A winner is announced for each United Nations region. The regional rounds are judged from around the world. The inaugural presiding judge was Judge Mark Villiger of the European Court of Human Rights presided in the 2010 final.World Human Rights Moot Court Competition – “