We're very pleased to welcome Lisa Reinsberg (née Cowan, at left) as today's guest blogger.
Lisa is the founder and Executive Director of the Boston-based International Justice Resource Center (an organization on whose advisory board I am proud to sit). Lisa discusses the work and mission of the new Center, in the context of the needs of the human rights movement, in a 2-part series that begins with Part 1, her guest post below. (Part 2 is here.)
Lisa has diverse experience dealing with human rights cases, at the state, federal, and regional levels. Most recently, she was a legal fellow at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Previously, she had carried out a research project, funded by the Fulbright Program, on the use of international human rights litigation by Latin American nongovernmental organizations.
Lisa earned a B.A. degree in political science and communications from the University of California-San Diego and a J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center.