MEA Nominee Mario Joseph to address prestigious law school of Indiana

May 3, 2013

Human rights lawyer Mario Joseph, MEA Nominee 2013, will give the commencement address at the IU McKinney School of Law on Saturday 11 May in Indianapolis.

Mario Joseph Final Nominee MEA 2013

Mario Joseph, Haiti – Final Nominee MEA 2013

The announcement by the University describes him as “A finalist for one of the world’s most prestigious human rights awards“, who has been called “Haiti’s most prominent human rights lawyer” by The New York Times.

It is an incredible honor and privilege to have as our graduation speaker someone who is a giant in the worldwide fight for human rights and who brings great honor and pride to the legal profession,” said IU McKinney School of Law Dean Gary R. Roberts. “…”As managing attorney of the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, Joseph has fought bravely and successfully for victims of human rights abuses in a range of politically sensitive cases. He has pioneered a “victim-centered approach,” combining traditional legal representation with capacity building and political strategies that advance the interests of the clients’ organizations and communities and maximize cases’ positive impact on broader Haitian society.”

via: http://news.iupui.edu/releases/2013/05/law-school-commencement-2013.shtml

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