Human Rights Leader to Receive Award

by Press Release-Rutgers-Camden | Mar 24, 2008
Human Rights Leader to Receive Award Karinna Moskalenko, founder of the Moscow-based International Protection Center, will receive the Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Human Rights Award from the Rutgers School of Law—Camden during a special ceremony on Monday, April 21.

Named in honor of the late U.S. Supreme Court justice, the Brennan Award is presented annually by the Rutgers—Camden law school to a foreign lawyer or judge who has made a notable contribution toward establishing or defending human rights and the rule of law. The award is made possible by a grant from the Paul D. Schurgot Foundation.

Touted as “Russia’s leading human rights lawyer,” Moskalenko has won a relevant number of cases brought before the U.N. Human Rights Committee. She also won the first-ever cases against Russia at both the European Court and the Human Rights Committee.

Her clients have included global chess champion Garry Kasparov. Her efforts have drawn the ire of the Russian government and the attention of the world.

She is a member of the Experts Council of the Russian Federation's Ombudsman Office and a member of the Moscow Helsinki Group. She is also a member of the Moscow City Bar Association and the Russian Lawyers’ Committee in Defense of Human Rights.

The international human rights advocate will deliver a free public lecture starting at 4 p.m. in room 106 of the Law School Building, located on Fifth Street, between Cooper Street and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge on the Rutgers—Camden campus.

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Author: Press Release-Rutgers-Camden

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