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HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT TO GIVE LECTURE AT UGA

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002

WRITER: Heidi Murphy, 706/542-5172, hmurphy@uga.edu CONTACT: Heidi Murphy, 706/542-5172, hmurphy@uga.edu

HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT TO GIVE LECTURE AT UGA

ATHENS, Ga. - “Securing Justice for Women in the United Nations International War Crimes Tribunals and Beyond” is the title of Dr. Kelly Askin’s address for the 20th Annual Edith House Lecture to be held on Tuesday, March 26 at 3:30 p.m in the Chapel located on the university’s North Campus.

Askin is a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University as well as a legal consultant to the United Nations and other world agencies in the areas of international humanitarian and criminal law. She has previously served as acting executive director of the War Crimes Research Office at the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Washington College of Law, American University.

Askin teaches primarily in the areas of international humanitarian law and international gender issues. She is the author of War Crimes Against Women: Prosecution in International War Crimes Tribunals and chief editor of the three-volume treatise Women and International Human Rights Law.

Askin holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University, a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and a Ph.D. in law from the University of Melbourne in Australia.

The lecture is open to the public. Admission is free.

The Edith House Lecture Series, hosted annually by the UGA Women Law Students Association, is named for one of the first female graduates of the School of Law.

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