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Scott Horton  

Scott Horton

Scott Horton is a partner with Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP, an international law firm with offices in New York and Moscow and affiliated offices in St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kyiv, Tbilisi, Erevan, Baku, Tashkent, Bishkek and Almaty. He founded the firm's practice in the CIS countries and today is responsible for its extensive work throughout the Central Asian and Transcaucasus regions. Mr. Horton has handled some of the largest foreign direct investment in the Caspian region, but his practice also encompasses advisory work for foreign sovereigns (including at various times all five of the Central Asian republics) on legal reform issues, representation of multilateral development banks in secured finance and equity investment projects, and representation of Western natural resource companies in exploration and development projects. At the same time he is active in the firm's exempt organizations practice, representing and advising grant-making organizations. He hold his J.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin and studied law at the Universities of Mainz and Munich in Germany before coming to Austin.

Mr. Horton has been a lifelong activist in the human rights area, having served as counsel to Andrei Sakharov, Elena Bonner, Sergei Kovalev and other leaders of the Russian human rights and democracy movements for over twenty years and having worked with the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights and the International League for Human Rights, among other organizations. He is currently president of the International League and a director of the Moscow-based Andrei Sakharov Foundation. Mr. Horton is also an advisor of the Open Society Institute's Central Eurasia Project, and a director of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, the Council on Foreign Relations's Center for Preventive Action and numerous other NGO organizations.

Mr. Horton is an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of Law and the author of over 200 articles and monographs on legal developments in nations in transition.

Louise Kantrow  

Louise Kantrow
(Executive Director)

Dr. Kantrow's distinguished career includes service at the United Nations, the United States Agency for International Development, the Population Council and the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA). As Executive Vice President at UNA-USA (1999-2002), she directed key administrative and programmatic functions and oversaw initiatives to strengthen the organization's grassroots constituency. As Director of Operations at the Population Council (1994-1998), Dr. Kantrow supervised communication between headquarters and country offices regarding program implementation, financial management and strategic and financial planning.

Before joining the Population Council, Dr. Kantrow spent 18 years in the United Nations' Department of Technical Cooperation for Development where she managed technical cooperation projects in the areas of population and development including design, implementation, and negotiation with governments and donor agencies. She has traveled and worked extensively in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Author and contributor to numerous United Nations publications on population issues, Dr. Kantrow represented the United Nations Department of Political Affairs on several missions to coordinate international election observers for presidential and legislative elections in Niger and Burundi in 1993.

Dr. Kantrow served as Senior Economist in the Policy Development Division of USAID while on Leave of Absence from the U.N. in 1989-1990. Dr. Kantrow received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Michigan and earned both a Master's degree and Doctorate in Demography and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Kantrow speaks English and French.

Cathy Fitzpatrick  

Cathy Fitzpatrick
(United Nations Representative)

Catherine A. Fitzpatrick has been active in the international human rights movement for 20 years, specializing in particular in the countries of the former Soviet Union. She has lectured and written frequently on civil society and human rights in the newly-independent states and has published several studies on the growth of citizens' movements in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and political and human rights issues.

Ms. Fitzpatrick joined the International League for Human Rights as executive director in October 1997, and is currently the main representative of the League at the United Nations. From 1996-1997, Ms. Fitzpatrick directed the Central/East European and FSU program of the Committee to Protect Journalists in New York. During the 1990s, she worked as a consultant on human rights and other civic projects in the field for the Soros Foundation (Open Society Institute), the Mott Foundation, and the Ford Foundation in Moscow, and also worked with the television companies CBC of Canada and ABC and NBC of the U.S. on documentary films about Russia. From 1981-1990, Ms. Fitzpatrick directed research for the organization then known as Helsinki Watch (now European and Central Asia Division of Human Rights Watch). From 1979-1981, she was associate editor of Freedom Appeals, a publication of Freedom House. She is a graduate of the Slavic Studies Department of the University of Toronto and St. Michael's College, with a major in Russian language and literature and a minor in philosophy, and also has a Certificate in Area Studies from Leningrad State University (St. Petersburg, Russia).

Ms. Fitzpatrick is fluent in Russian and has translated into English several dozen published works by Soviet and Russian political figures, including The Struggle for Russia by Boris Yeltsin (Times Books), The Future Belongs to Freedom by Eduard Shevardnaze (Macmillan Free Press) and works by Alexander Yakovlev (Yale University Press), Yegor Ligachev (Pantheon), as well as the previously unpublished papers of Lenin and Stalin (Yale University Press). She regularly travels to the region and frequently makes presentations for government and non-governmental decision-makers on the current human rights and humanitarian issues of the region.

Kakuna Kerina   Kakuna Kerina
(Africa Program Director)

Kakuna Kerina joined the International League for Human Rights as Director of the Africa Program in May 1999. She creates and implements projects that promote the defense of human rights and strengthen civil society, specifically legal and media professionals, and human rights advocates working in sub-Sahara Africa countries in crisis or transition. Currently, Ms. Kerina is managing projects in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria. From 1995-1999, Ms. Kerina directed the Africa Program at the Committee to Protect Journalists, organizing and managing a wide variety of advocacy campaigns while monitoring and reporting on violations of press freedom and freedom of expression in 45 sub-Sahara Africa countries and lobbying on behalf of journalists in detention. During the early 1990s, Ms. Kerina directed research and managed projects for the United Nations Development Programme's HIV and Development division.
Peter Zalmayev   Peter Zalmayev
(CIS Program Coordinator)

Peter Zalmayev has been with the International League for Human Rights as CIS Program Coordinator since September 2000. He is responsible for the League's extensive visitors' program, organization of NGO briefings for experts of United Nations treaty-monitoring bodies and representatives of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and Council of Europe, communication with partners in CIS countries and translation of documents from Russian into English. Mr. Zalmayev has traveled extensively in countries of the former Soviet Union and continues to make regular trips to the region as a representative of the League. Before coming to the League, Mr. Zalmayev worked at the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America and Global Policy Forum. He received his bachelor's degree from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee.
Alexey Korotaev  

Alexey Korotaev
(Geneva Representative)

Alexey Korotaev has been the League's Permanent Geneva Representative since January 1999. He coordinates League's activities at United Nations Geneva-based treaty-monitoring bodies, Human Rights Commission, and helps organize League-sponsored conferences in CIS countries. From January to December 1998, Mr. Korotaev headed the Civil Society Program in the Open Society Institute (Soros Foundation), Moscow, Russia. From 1992 to 1997, he was founder and general director of "Compassion" Humanitarian and Charitable Center in Moscow. In addition, Mr. Korotaev worked in the past as a legislative advisor for the Russian State Duma and is currently a regular consultant to the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Caucasus and Central Asia. He did graduate work in economics at the USSR Academy of Sciences and holds a master's degree in physics from Kharkov State University, Ukraine.


Collette Barcia   Collette Barcia
(Office Manager)

Collette Barcia joined the League as Office Manager in October 1998. She handles general clerical work in the office and is responsible for maintaining the organization's financial records.
David Tam-Baryoh   David Tam-Baryoh
(Executive Director, Center for Media, Education and Technology)

David Tam-Baryoh is Executive Director of the Center for Media, Education & Technology (CMET), the Freetown, Sierra Leone-based League affiliate. He is the former secretary-general of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists, and publisher of Punch newspaper. Tam-Baryoh has worked as research and publications officer of the Ghana-based Media Foundation for West Africa, and served as the managing editor of the foundation's magazine, Zongo-Giwa. He also reports for the World Press Review. Tam-Baryoh studied social and political philosophy in Nigeria and read journalism at the Ghana Institute of Journalism in Accra in 1993. He is a member of several international press organizations, including the International Press Institute, Commonwealth Press Union, World Association of Newspapers, and UCIP.
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