Oct 17 Human Rights in Practice: Betsy Apple

Interested in an international law or human rights career? Come to our Human Rights in Practice event with Betsy Apple to ask your questions and learn about her human rights and advocacy experience. Lunch will be provided. Limited seating; please RSVP here https://goo.gl/forms/nWTPrqwaEP1WABxA2

Betsy Apple is advocacy director and head of the rule of law cluster for the Open Society Justice Initiative based in New York. She brings litigation and advocacy experience on a broad range of human rights and international justice issues.

The OSJI uses law to protect and empower people around the world. Through litigation in domestic and international courts, advocacy, research, and technical assistance, it strives to secure legal remedies for human rights abuses and promote effective enforcement of the rule of law.

Prior to joining the Open Society Foundations, Apple was the legal director/general counsel for a small advocacy organization, AIDS-Free World, where she led the legal team filing a challenge to the Jamaican anti-sodomy law at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. She has also served as the director of the Crimes Against Humanity program at Human Rights First, deputy director of the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), and the managing/legal director of EarthRights International, in Thailand and the United States.

Apple has consulted for various organizations including Refugees International and the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma. She was a 2011–12 Wasserstein Fellow at Harvard Law School, and currently is an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she teaches international human rights law.

Join us for a discussion with Ms. Apple on human rights, advocacy, and international justice.
Lunch will be provided. Limited seating; please RSVP here https://goo.gl/forms/nWTPrqwaEP1WABxA2

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