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Human Rights and Culture Presentations

Humphrey Law Fellows to Bring Expertise, Global Perspectives to MCTC

You are invited to hear Hubert H. Humphrey Law Fellows from the Human Rights Center of the University of Minnesota deliver presentations on topics of human rights and culture. Six fellows will speak to the MCTC community on two different days. The fellows bring a wide range of expertise in areas of international law, development, criminal justice and human trafficking. All presentations are held at MCTC free of charge and are open to the public.

Wed., Nov. 13, 6–8 p.m. in the Helland Center Multi-purpose Room, H.1002

Human Rights and Culture Presentations

Nawarathne Marasinghe

  • Senior State Counsel in the Attorney General’s Department and attorney at law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka
  • Awarded a gold medal for the best research article and published in the prestigious Law Journal of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka
  • Will perform a demonstration of Sri Lankan dance during his presentation
Human Rights and Culture Presentations

Sandhya Basini Sitoula

  • Program Coordinator at the Center for Legal Research and Resource Development, a national level NGO in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Builds training for human trafficking protection actors and sensitizes concerned stakeholders in systematizing a victim-centered approach while prosecuting trafficking cases


Wed., Nov. 20, 6–8 p.m. in the Helland Center Multi-purpose Room, H.1002


Human Rights and Culture Presentations

Suhail Ahmed

  • Project Manager with the DevCon: An Association of Rural Development, Pakistan
  • Advocates for the rights of children before various departments in the government, provides aid to child victims of violence and conducts fact-finding investigations in cases of child rights violations

Human Rights and Culture PresentationsEhtasham Anwar

  • Director in a World Bank-funded project, Pakistan
  • A civil servant belonging to Pakistan Administrative Service; served as Additional Deputy Commissioner in Islamabad 
  • Writes articles on legal and administrative issues to all leading English dailies of Pakistan
Human Rights and Culture Presentations

Olushegun Tidjani Serpos

  • Examining Magistrate for the Tribunal Division of the Ministry of Justice in Abomey-Calavi, Benin
  • Investigates criminal cases, manages pretrial affairs of detainees, coordinates with prosecutors and police


Human Rights and Culture PresentationsGhada Sabbagh

  • Attorney with the Levant Law Practice in Beirut, Lebanon
  • A member of the legal team that represents victims before the Special Tribunal of Lebanon 
  • Organizes trainings and workshops on topics such as human trafficking and identifying cases of sexual and gender-based violence