Binaifer Nowrojee

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Consortium Fellow, 2002–2003
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Binaifer Nowrojee is a graduate of Columbia Law School. Before her Consortium fellowship, she had worked for numerous human rights organizations, including the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, Amnesty International, the Swedish NGO Foundation for Human Rights, the Women’s Rights Project and the Africa division of Human Rights Watch, where she was counsel. Ms. Nowrojee is the author of scores of articles and books on human rights and women, including “Shattered Lives: Sexual Violence during the Rwandan Genocide and its Aftermath” (Human Rights Watch, 1996). Her Consortium fellowship was based at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. During her time with the Consortium, Ms. Nowrojee examined the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, its treatment of female witnesses, and its relevance to Rwanda’s female genocide survivors. She looked beyond the court’s judgments and asked hard questions about the process and the tribunal’s relevance to female survivors in her Consortium Working Paper, "Your Justice is Too Slow': Will the ICTR Fail Rwanda's Rape Victims?" A later version of the paper was published as United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) Occasional Paper Ten.

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