Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Guest Blogger: Toni Holness

It's a particular pleasure to welcome Toni Holness (right) as today's guest blogger. A former superstar student, research assistant extraordinaire, and now co-author of mine, Toni begins her work as a Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow this month.
Toni graduated from Temple University in May 2011, where she completed a Master's degree in Economics alongside her J.D. She had earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania.
Toni's interests include corporate accountability, international human rights and economic development. During law school, she interned with the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam), with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and with the Center for Constitutional Rights.
Her experience with the DC-Cam informs her guest post below. In it, Toni describes the chapter on reparations that she and I co-authored and contributed to Cambodia's Hidden Scars: Trauma Psychology in the Wake of the Khmer Rouge, the just-released volume that IntLawGrrl Beth Van Schaack co-edited with 2 colleagues.
As did IntLawGrrl Karen Bravo, Toni dedicates her post to Nanny of the Maroons. (Prior posts.) Honored on Jamaica's 500-dollar bill (credit), Nanny is, in Toni's words, "Jamaica’s only national heroine."
Heartfelt welcome!

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