Human Rights Issues Panel Discussion
From: The Advocates for Human Rights (jkashaevaadvrights.org)
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 07:12:32 -0700 (PDT)


formerly Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights
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The Advocates for Human Rights, Dorsey & Whitney LLP and the Domestic Abuse 
Project Present
"Human Rights and Inter-Personal Violence Issues Panel Presentations"
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Please R.S.V.P. for this lecture
to DorseyU [at] dorsey.com [mailto:DorseyU [at] dorsey.com] or (612) 492-5342
Please specify if you want to attend the lecture on March 18 or April 9 or both.

Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP.
Application will be made for one CLE credit for each lecture.
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Tuesday, March 18, 11:45-1:00 P.M.

Hubert Humphrey Institute Scholars
Unur Tsedev and Eliana Sousa Silva
will present on

"Human Trafficking in Mongolia: Small Country, Hidden Problem"

and

"Brazil and Violence in the Favelas"


Tuesday, April 9, 11:45-1:00 P.M.


Hubert Humphrey Institute Scholars
Prabath Aluthge and Wasantha Bandara
will present on

"Emigration from Sri Lanka: International Human Trafficking Alert"

and

"Sri Lanka: The Rape Law Dilema"

at
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
50 South Sixth Street, 15th Floor
Minneapolis, MN


Description of the Panel Presentations

Dorsey & Whitney LLP, The Advocates for Human Rights, and the Domestic Abuse
 Project invite you to two thought-provoking panel presentations by visiting 
Hubert
H. Humphrey Institute scholars. Whether representing a pro bono client from 
across
the globe or a local client across town, lawyers need to understand human rights
 and domestic violence issues from a global perspective. Do not miss this 
opportunity
to hear first-hand accounts of the role of law and legal professionals in 
promoting
human rights and preventing institutional and inter-personal violence.

Biographical Information

Unurtsetseg Tsedev (Mongolia): Ms. Tsedev has worked for the Ministry of Social 
Welfare and Labor for Mongolia in the field of Population Development for the 
last
fifteen years. She has experience in policy and strategy development, its 
implementation,
coordination, and defending of International Convention periodic reports on 
women
and child rights. Ms. Tsedev is one of the leading experts in human trafficking 
in Mongolia and holds a master's degree in pedagogy. During her Humphrey 
Fellowship
year, Ms. Tsedev will focus on policy analysis, human trafficking and commercial
 sexual exploitation of children in order to improve effectiveness in 
trafficking
prevention, law enforcement, and the protection of trafficking victims 
particularly
children.
Eliana Sousa Silva (Brazil): Ms. Sousa Silva holds a bachelor's degree in 
Portuguese
Literature, a master's degree in Education, and a doctorate in Social Services. 
She is Director of the Integration of University and Community at the Federal 
University
of Rio de Janeiro. During her fellowship year, Ms. Sousa Silva will focus on 
extending
her professional experience in the areas of community participation and 
development,
especially regarding urban violence and urban security strategies. She 
co-founded
two NGOs in Mare, the Rio de Janeiro slum, in which she grew up, called the 
Centro
de Estudios e Awer Solidarias de Mare and Rede de Desenvolvimiento de Mare.

Prabath Parakrama Aluthge (Sri Lanka): Mr. Aluthge is an Immigration Officer 
with
the Department of Immigration and Emigration in Sri Lanka and is currently based
 in Bandaranaike International Airport. He is interested in developing a human 
trafficking
and immigration research unit, as well as designing an immigration training 
program
for government enforcement officers. During his fellowship year, Mr. Aluthge 
will
focus on issues related to immigration and human trafficking. He holds a 
bachelor's
degree in business administration and a master's degree in international 
relations.

Wasantha Navaratne Bandara (Sri Lanka): Mr. Bandara holds a bachelor's and a 
master's
degree in law with concentrations in Public International Law from the 
University
of Colombo. He further holds a master's degree in law from the University of 
London
with a concentration in: Commercial and Corporate Law. He is currently the 
Deputy
Solicitor General of the Attorney General's Office and has conducted 
prosecutions
in many prominent criminal trials. He was assigned to prosecute in the 
Presidential
Commissions appointed to probe into the assassinations of Defense Minister 
Athulathmudali,
General Kobbekaduwa, and the Arms and Military Hardware Procurements to the 
Military
Forces during the regime of the previous government. During his Humphrey year, 
Mr.
Bandara will focus on establishing professional contacts with prosecutorial and 
investigating authorities in order to gain insight into the U.S. system for 
combating
terrorism and related offenses like money laundering.

Lectures are free and open to the public (registration required). Lunch will be 
provided for those who pre-register.

Application will be made for one Continuing Legal Education creditfor each 
lecture.

For more information, please contact Paula Dupay, Dorsey & Whitney at 
(612)492-5342.


Click here for directions to Dorsey & Whitney
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