Klatsky Endowed Lecture in Human Rights

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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein Prince Zeid was appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in July 2014. He is the first Muslim to ever hold that position. He previously served as Jordan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2010-2014, as President of the Security Council in 2014, and as Jordan’s Ambassador to the United States from 2007-2010. Before that, he served as a political affairs officer in UNPROFOR (the UN forces in the former Yugoslavia) from 1994-1996, and as Jordan’s Deputy Permanent Representative at the UN from 1996-2000. Prince Zeid has argued before the International Court of Justice on behalf of his country, and following allegations of widespread abuse being committed by UN peacekeepers in the summer of 2004, he was appointed as Adviser to the Secretary-General on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. Prince Zeid earned his BA from The Johns Hopkins University in 1987, and his PhD from Cambridge (Christ’s College) in 1993.

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Klatsky Seminar in Human Rights

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Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, United Nation Human Rights Commission, human rights, international human rights, Islamic and international human rights


Case Western Reserve University School of Law

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