April 14, 2015: Lourens Grove Presents on Human Rights in Cyberspace

Humphrey Fellow Lourens Grove is an attorney, lecturer, and clinician at the University of Pretoria Law Clinic in Pretoria, South Africa. He provides indigent populations with free legal services and acts as a mentor and instructor for law students at the university, as well as conducts research and manages specific projects. On April 14, Mr. Grove will lead a discussion about human rights in cyberspace. Mr. Grove will encourage us to consider how human rights standards apply to cyberspace, and how cyberspace interacts with human rights standards.

Humphrey Fellow Fasoha Presenting on “The Role of National Human Rights Institutions in Protecting Human Rights”

Ms. Fasoha is the Director of Advocacy of the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives. She is in charge of organizing awareness and advocacy programs that pertain to various vulnerable groups, such as women and children. Her main focus is on promoting a culture of human rights. Ms. Fasoha earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Technology from Help University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and her Master’s Degree in Communication Management from the University of Technology-Sydney in Australia. During her Fellowship, she would like to gain further advocacy skills on issues such as women’s rights, children’s rights, and victims of human trafficking.

 Ms. Fasoha’s workshop will focus on the role of human rights organizations in national systems, comparing the US non-profit system to the constitutionally created human rights institutions in the Maldives. This workshop will explore the unique powers granted through a constitutional mandate, the practical obstacles HRIs face from their own governments, and ways in which non-profits and HRIs can learn from each other.