Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
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2011 - 2012 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows
2011 - 2012 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows
Ahmed Ali – Pakistan (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mr. Ali is the Assistant Director at the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Islamabad, Pakistan. In this position, he worked closely with INTERPOL in facilitating matters dealing with extradition, legal assistance, the transfer of criminals, crime prevention and the protection of witnesses and victims. He has also worked for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and for the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Pakistan as Program Manager. Mr. Ali holds an MBA in Finance from Allama Iqbal Open University in Islamabad, Pakistan. In addition, he has studied Commerce at the University of Karachi, Social Enterprise Management at Lahore University of Management Science, and Democracy, Rule of Law & Security at the University of Birmingham. This year, he would like to work on issues related to the trafficking of human beings. He hopes to further explore how law enforcement agencies prevent and combat human trafficking. Moreover, he wants to examine institutions imparting specialized education regarding this issue and look at how NGOs are implementing anti-human trafficking measures.
Isabel Arias Larsson – Ecuador (Email: email@example.com)
Ms. Arias is a Legal Advisor for the General Inspector of the Ecuadorian Air Force. Her work involves developing legal reports and acting as legal counsel in disciplinary and administrative proceedings. She is responsible for supervising the creation of legal contracts and tracking procedural claims that involve both military and civilian personnel. Ms. Arias has a Doctorate in Law from Sek University in Quito, Ecuador. During her Humphrey Fellowship year, she would like to gain more knowledge in the field of human rights in order to apply it to the Ecuadorian Armed Forces, particularly the Air Force. She wishes to design a program that includes a focus on Human Rights Law. She will examine how human rights have been implemented in the United States Armed Forces. Ms. Arias hopes to participate in a Professional Affiliation with one of the U.S. Courts’ Armed Forces academies. She also wishes to gain professional experience with the UN in order to further understand how to approach legal issues pertaining to human rights cases.
Yu Bai – China (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ms. Bai is the Deputy Director for the Beijing Zhicheng Law Firm and the Assistant Director of Zhicheng Public Interest Group in Beijing, China. In that capacity, she communicates with the media, provides assistance to other organizations, implements legal literacy trainings, and assists the Director with managing the organization. As a lawyer, she has handled criminal cases, civil cases and labor dispute cases. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of North China. During her Humphrey Fellowship year, she hopes to gain greater insight into the management of public interest organizations in the United States. Ultimately, she would like to use this experience to play a more active role in the field of law and public services. She would like to take courses in public interest law, visit public interest law organizations, and gain experience through a Professional Affiliation with a public interest law organization.
Kirill Boychenko – Russia (Email: email@example.com)
Mr. Boychenko is the Counter-Trafficking Focal Point with the International Organization for Migration Mission in Russia. He works with the Counter-Trafficking Unit as a liaison with Russian law enforcement authorities and drafts and coordinates signing of cooperation agreements with international and state agencies. He is in charge of coordinating and receiving official intergovernmental delegations to Russia as well as conducting multiagency networking visits abroad for Russian officials. In addition, he provides training for Russian police officers, judges, prosecutors, and attorneys. He has completed Ph.D. studies in Human Trafficking Counteraction from the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. He studied jurisprudence at Petrozavodsk State University and received a diploma in the Prevention of Trafficking. During his Humphrey Fellowship year, he hopes to design a program for optimal implementation of anti-trafficking policies in Russia. He wants to study US legislation on trafficking and consult with US counter-trafficking experts. Mr. Boychenko would like to study the activity of US law enforcement agencies, the US President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, NGOs, and shelters for victims of trafficking.
Talaat Einshouka – Egypt (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
As a deputy police station commander, Mr. Einshouka plans, organizes, and conducts investigations of alleged misconduct, mismanagement, theft, and abuse of authority and sexual crimes. He also issues administrative instructions in regard to daily, weekly and monthly performance in Shebeen Alkoum City. He has a Master’s degree and is a candidate for a Ph.D. in Police Science. He hopes to use his fellowship to learn about international treaties and domestic acts concerning human rights, as well as to gain knowledge on the rights of children, women, and vulnerable people. His fellowship experience in the United States will contribute to his work at home in Egypt by assisting him in developing laws regulating human rights safeguards and to organize criminal justice agencies (in particular, police organizations) to amend regulations, laws, and the constitution to protect human rights.
Horacio Garcia Daglio – Uruguay (Email: email@example.com)
Mr. Garcia Daglio is the Deputy Administrator of Customs at the border crossing in Chuy, Uruguay. Chuy is one of the most important locations for international traffic of vehicles, people, and goods to Brazil. Mr. Garcia Daglio holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and has training in Public Management, Drug Abuse, and Social Communication. He hopes to use his fellowship year to learn about child labor, the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, international customs laws, international trade, and intellectual property. He believes that the Uruguay/Brazil border does not have “real limits” on the lives of people when the countries are separated (or joined) by a road. Mr. Garcia Daglio sees his position as a Customs Official as a place of privilege in combating the crimes of human trafficking and violence.
Tajik Sohail Habib – Pakistan (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mr. Habib serves as a senior supervisory officer in the law-enforcement infrastructure of Pakistan. In that capacity, he is involved in crime-containment, threat assessment and risk analysis, criminal investigations and personnel management. More recently, he commanded the biggest police operation in the history of Punjab police against criminals in the sanctuaries of River Indus. He liaises with his peers in other national and international law enforcement agencies and engages in policy analysis on the subject of law-enforcement. Mr. Habib has also served the United Nations for more than five years in various conflict zones: Kosovo (UNMIK), Rwanda (ICTR), and Liberia (UNMIL). Mr. Habib holds the degree of Master of Science in Criminal Justice Policy from the London School of Economics, Advance Diplomas in Crisis Management from the Defense College of Sweden and Leicester University, UK, and an MBBS from the Khyber Medical University. He has been awarded the highest civil award, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, for his public services. During his Humphrey Fellowship year, he seeks both theoretical study and practical training in regard to international human rights law and the mechanisms for its implementation. He wants to focus on human rights issues in the context of law-enforcement and to interact with both scholars and practitioners. Upon his return to Pakistan, he hopes both to improve the efficacy of police in Pakistan through introduction of modern technologies and to enhance the culture of respect for human rights in the law-enforcing agencies.
Haykuhi Harutyunyan – Armenia (Email: email@example.com)
Ms. Harutyunyan is the Coordinator of the Legal Department of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly - Vanadzor. In that capacity, she develops strategic plans and projects implemented by the organization to improve the human rights situation in Armenia. An important part of her work is the formation of quick response mechanisms such as human rights monitoring for the prevention of human rights violations in closed and semi-closed situations. She conducted more than six human rights monitoring projects in Armenia. She is a practicing lawyer and a member of the Chamber of Advocates in the Republic of Armenia, handles strategic litigation in torture cases, and responds to fair trial issues. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in jurisprudence from Mkhitar Gosh Armenian Russian University. During her Humphrey Fellowship year, Ms. Harutyunyan will study the mechanisms of the independent judicial system in the United States, especially the mechanisms for public participation and control over the judicial system. She hopes to strengthen her capacities and networks with international human rights organizations working for democratic change in Armenia. Upon her return to Armenia, Ms. Harutyunyan plans to play a role in reforming the Armenian judicial system and enhance public participation in decision making processes.
Seung ha Jin – South Korea (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mr. Jin serves as a Senior Deputy Director at the Ministry of Strategy and Finance. In 2010-11, he was assigned to the Presidential Council on National Competiveness in Seoul. In his present capacity, he is responsible both for the long-term policy direction of Korean tax and customs law and for the development of mechanisms to facilitate the business endeavors of Koreans in other nations. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Public Administration from the University of Seoul, and has traveled to study commercial and public administrative systems in a variety of countries. During his Humphrey Fellowship year, Mr. Jin plans to study U.S. customs law and international trade and business law, and, in particular, various aspects of Free Trade Agreement rules of origin. He also wishes to enhance his already considerable negotiating skills. Upon returning to Korea, he hopes to enable his country to establish clearer criteria for such rules, so that Korean businesses may have optimal access to the benefits of free-trade agreements. He also hopes to play a role in the enhancement of Asia-Pacific economic integration. He would like a Professional Affiliation with an accounting or consulting firm involved in free trade agreements, as well as with a U.S. customs agency.
Abdoul K. Khaoussou Diop – Senegal (Email: email@example.com)
Mr. Diop serves as a judge in the Court of Appeals of Dakar. His work consists of preparing cases and responding to issues of judicial procedure, such as a procedure’s measures of efficiency and equality. Mr. Diop also works with the Senegalese Committee on Human Rights, in which he serves as President of the Subcommittee of Report, Legislation, and Scientific Activities. Mr. Diop has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Judiciary Law and a Masters in Private Law. He also received a Masters in Criminal Law and Human Rights from the University of Pau in France. During his fellowship year, Mr. Diop wishes to explore the rights of detainees and learn about issues of detention and human rights so that he may return to Senegal with the knowledge and skills to make necessary reforms.
Ricardo Sandcroft – Jamaica (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mr. Sandcroft is an attorney in private practice in Kingston, Jamaica. He provides representation to children in conflict with the law and advocates for children in need of care and protection. He also engages in public education and policy formation on the subject of children’s rights. Mr. Sandcroft holds a Bachelor of Law degree as well as a Certificate in Legal Education from the University of the West Indies; he earlier earned a Bachelor of Science degree, with a concentration in political science, from that institution. He long ago decided to devote his legal career to the rights of children. During his Humphrey Fellowship year, he hopes to examine closely several excellent Minnesota government programs involving the rights of children and to enhance his already considerable expertise in that area. Upon his return to Jamaica, he hopes to be better equipped to pursue the enhancement of the situation of children under Jamaican law; he has already outlined a detailed and specific agenda of such improvements. He hopes to see the day when Jamaica will have developed the mechanisms needed to be fully compliant with international law on this subject.
Parul Sheth – India (Email: email@example.com)
Ms. Sheth is the Founder, Executive Director and Managing Trustee of the Shaishav Trust, an NGO that works with disadvantaged children (www.shaishavchildrights.org). She is responsible for mission definition, development, and public relations, as well as for the supervision of ongoing work. She also liaises with other NGOs and governmental bodies, participating actively in their collaborative work for children’s rights and human rights in general in India. She has been particularly concerned with enhancing children’s ability to be involved as agents in decision-making about their lives and in the protection of their own rights. She has worked to reduce child labor, child marriage, child abuse, and exploitation. Ms. Sheth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and law as well as a Masters in social work from the University of Bombay. During her Humphrey Fellowship year, she plans to critically analyze various Indian laws and policies from a Child Rights Based Approach. Ms. Sheth also plans to study various Child/Youth Rights Participation Models within the United States. Ms. Sheth hopes to network within the global children’s rights movement to form a coherent model of participation and rights and responsibility-based education that can be used as a sustainable framework regardless of geographic location.