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Prior to her tenure at IHRLI, Ward-Herman worked for several human rights-oriented NGOs, focused on a variety of international human rights law issues. She primarily focused on issues of accountability in post-conflict settings, issues surrounding anti-trafficking efforts and issues surrounding the protection of the rights of women and children. Ward-Herman has been published in several international law publications on a variety of international human rights law topics, including inter-country adoption, trafficking, and the United Nations human rights treaty body system. She has appeared before UN agencies, has authored numerous shadow reports, has worked with many domestic governmental agencies in foreign countries and has led human rights trainings for legal professionals in a number of countries. In addition to her practical experience, Ward-Herman has developed and taught a variety of international human rights law courses currently offered at DePaul, including Women’s Human Rights, Children’s Human Rights, the International Human Rights Law Practicum and the International Human Rights Law Colloquium. She received her JD from Michigan State University College of Law and her BA with honors from James Madison College at Michigan State University. She is a licensed attorney in the state of Illinois.
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