International Law Society Meeting
Where: Room 5246
When: Tuesday, November 11th, 6:30pm
along with Global Legal Studies, will now be hosting Claire Mahon,
international human rights expert, who will be in Madison on Tuesday.
Ms. Mahon will be attending this meeting and speaking about her career
starting at around 7:00. Ms. Mahon
is an international human rights lawyer based in Geneva, Switzerland.
She is a dual national of Australia and New Zealand. She has practiced
as a lawyer both at the national and international level.
Ms. Mahon is the joint Coordinator of the
Project on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law
and Human Rights, a Research Associate and occassional
Senior Lecturer at the Graduate Institute of International and
Development Studies (Research Unit on the Right to Food), and an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law
at the University of Michigan Law School.
She also regularly teaches as a guest lecturer in various university
courses on the topics of international human rights law, international
organisations and public international law.
She has previously worked for Amnesty International, the International Commission of Jurists, the International Service for Human Rights, the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, and the UNOffice of the High Commissioner for Human
Her work has focused on monitoring economic, social and cultural
rights, including in the field. She has experience in designing and
providing training on international human rights law and practice to
diplomats, advocates, field officers, UN staff, and students in over 20
people are interested, WILS also is prepared to show a film, following
the meeting, related to an upcoming lecture by Ishmael Beah.
Information for the
lecture is as follows.
Ishmael Beah (December 8, 2008): Beah is a former child
soldier, and the author of the memoir, A Long Way Gone:
Memoirs of a Boy Soldier.
In 1991, a vicious civil war overtook Sierra Leone. He claims that at
the age of 13, he was pressed into service as a child soldier.
According to Beah's account, he fought for almost three years before
being rescued by UNICEF. A Long Way Gone ranks about the most
stirring and politically-relevant memoirs of recent years.
Submitted by UW Law School Newsletter Admin on November 7, 2008
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