Wisconsin International Law Society Meeting


Wisconsin International Law Society Meeting

Where: Room 5246
When:  Tuesday, November 11th, 6:30pm 
Update: WILS, 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 Rights. 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 countries.

See more of Ms. Mahon's bio here:  http://clairemahon.net/bio.html


If 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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