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California Western -- Gabor Rona

Special Presentation: Gabor Rona Presents on Humanitarian Law

Gabor Rona, international legal director of Human Rights First, discussed "Bull in a China Shop: U.S. Treatment of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in the 'War on Terror'" in front of a lively crowd of law at California Western School of Law on Thursday, November 15. This talk was part of the 2007-2008 CWSL/UCSD Speaker Series "The Future of International Humanitarian Law."

Gabor Rona is the international legal director of Human Rights First. He advises Human Rights First programs on questions of international law and coordinates international human rights litigation. He also represents Human Rights First with governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, the media, and the public on matters of international human rights and international humanitarian law. Rona was previously legal advisor in the legal division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva. At the ICRC he focused on the application of international humanitarian and human rights law in the context of counter-terrorism policies and practices and he represented the ICRC in connection with the establishment of international and other criminal tribunals, including the International Criminal Court.


Gabor Rona (second from the left) with California Western Professors John Noyes (left), James Cooper, and Associate Dean William Aceves.