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International Justice Mission CEO Gary Haugen to Address Lawlessness Among the Global Poor on October 11

Human rights activist and lawyer Gary Haugen, whose organization provides legal representation to poor people in developing countries, will speak at Yale Law School on Monday, October 11, 2010. Haugen is founder, president, and CEO of International Justice Mission. He will discuss “The New Mandate for Human Rights: Addressing Lawlessness Among the Global Poor.”

International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of violent oppression. Haugen founded IJM after working in the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice and serving as director of the United Nations’ genocide investigation in Rwanda.

He and the work of IJM have been featured in a variety of media, including National Public Radio, Forbes, The New Yorker, Foreign Affairs, “The Today Show,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Dateline NBC,” and CNN. Haugen is the author of numerous articles on foreign affairs, international law and human rights, as well as the following books: Terrify No More, Just Courage: God's Great Expedition for the Restless Christian, and Good News About Injustice.

He received a B.A. from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago, where he was the Ford Foundation Scholar in International Law.

Haugen’s talk begins at 6:10 p.m. in Room 127 and is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights, Rivendell Institute, Yale University, and Yale Law Christian Fellowship