Ms Karen Tse, a social entrepreneur, founded International Bridges to Justice (IBJ) while still a grad student at Harvard. IBJ envisions a world where every man, woman and child facing arrest or judicial accusation has the right to have a competent legal representation, the right to be free from torture and cruel treatment and the right to have a fair trial. This is a world where the institutionalization of fair and effective justice practices have eliminated the use of torture as the cheapest method of investigation.
Today, through the strategic use of innovative programs and partnerships, IBJ works collaboratively with governments in 17 countries to implement due process rights. This has been made possible only through the dedication and commitment of individuals who have come together in communities throughout the world to inspire and support this movement. Ms Karen Tse will be speaking on how IBJ, headquartered in Geneva is training public defenders, implementing groundbreaking judicial reforms through its country programs in China, India, Cambodia, Rwanda, Burundi and Zimbabwe, and sparking legal change through their worldwide Justicemakers program. IBJ will be starting a hub in Singapore to support legal advocates throughout Asia in January 2010.
Please join us for the lecture and discussion in support of turning this vision into reality.
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Karen Tse, Founder and CEO of International Bridges to Justice
- Monday, 14 December 2009
- 12.15 p.m. - 1.15 p.m.
Seminar Room 3-1
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road