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Horton | L.Kantrow
Fitzpatrick | K.
Kerina | P.
Zalmayev | A.
Korotaev | C.
Barcia | D.
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.
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.
(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.
(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.
(CIS Program Coordinator)
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.
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
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.
(Executive Director, Center for Media, Education and Technology)
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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