Promise Institute Supports Fellowships in Human Rights

November 16, 2020

The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law supported five fellows in summer internships with human rights organizations around the world in 2020.

Mara Gonzalez Souto ’22 clerked at the Center for Justice & Accountability, fighting to end torture and other human rights abuses. Ary Hansen ’21 interned with the Direct Representation Program at Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project, providing immigration representation to children and adults. Brady Mabe ’21 worked at the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations on international accountability for the gravest breaches of human rights. Ramya Swami ’21 pursued justice for victims of unlawful drone attacks at Reprieve’s extrajudicial executions teamXuchen Zhang ’21 researched execution by lethal injection for Reprieve’s Stop the Lethal Injection Project.

The Promise Institute also awarded two post-graduate fellowships.

Ahmad Soliman ’20 will spend a year as a legal fellow with the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) in San Francisco. Soliman is interested in civil and criminal litigation of atrocity crimes. He is excited to learn from the CJA’s esteemed team of lawyers who are dedicated to the advancement of justice and human rights. Amanda Brown ’20 will spend the first part of her fellowship year with the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), before moving on to do migration-related strategic litigation work in Europe with the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN).


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