Mar 7, 2014
12:30pm - 2:00pm    |    Furman Hall Room 110, 245 Sullivan Street, NYU School of Law

Please note: **Venue Change***

This event is now meeting in Furman Hall 110.

Valid ID and RSVP are required for admission. Please RSVP to Audrey Watne at Watnea@exchange.law.nyu.edu. Lunch will be served.

About the Seminar: CHRGJ is pleased to have human rights practitioner Yvonne Terlingen with us to discuss her extensive experience with lobbying strategies in both international and domestic contexts, focusing particularly on her experience with lobbying for human rights at the UN. Through this interactive seminar, Terlingen will explore the “who, what, when, and how” of successful lobbying for human rights, with specific case examples, including obstacles and successes. Participants will be encouraged to raise lobbying issues relating to their own projects or interests. Attendees are asked to prepare for the seminar by reading Terlingen’s article A Fascinating Place to Work: Nine Years Representing Amnesty International at the United Nations in New York.

About our Speaker: Yvonne Terlingen holds a law degree from the University of Amsterdam and studied human rights and United Nations law at the London School of Economics. She has several years of lobbying experience at the UN as an NGO representative, and in working for the United Nations. Most recently she was Amnesty International’s Representative and Head of Office at the United Nations in New York for nine years. Before that, she lobbied governments in Asia and at the UN in Geneva as its researcher on South Asia. Lobbying governments was part of her work for the United Nations while she was the Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Belgrade and when she established the UN’s first Victims and Witnesses Unit, at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague.”

 

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