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Defending Human Rights from the Front Lines

Screening and Q&A with Anna Neistat And Ole Solvang

Screening and Q&A with Anna Neistat And Ole Solvang

Session blurb

An award-winning documentary screening, a conversation with two world-renowned human rights lawyers moderated by a New York Times journalist, and a drinks reception all in one night; a suitably fascinating and marvellous way to conclude OxFID2020.

Anna Neistat and Ole Solvang have spent over 10 years documenting violations of international law in armed conflict situations. The documentary, E-Team, follows them as a part of Human Rights Watch’s Emergency Team, investigating atrocities in Syria and Libya and bringing them to the attention of media and governments.

The screening will be followed by a conversation and a Q&A with Ms Neistat and Mr Solvang, chaired by David Kirkpatrick, acclaimed international correspondent at the New York Times with experience reporting on conflicts in the Middle East.

Following the discussion, all participants are invited to mingle and network with the speakers and attendees of the conference over drinks and canapés.

Speakers

Anna Neistat

Dr. Anna Neistat is the Legal Director, The Docket, at the Clooney Foundation for Justice. She is part of the Foundation's senior leadership and is responsible for building and developing one of the Foundation's three flagship initiatives focused on investigating and bringing to justice individual and corporate perpetrators of international crimes. Before joining CFJ, Neistat was the Senior Director for Research at Amnesty International. In this capacity, she led and oversaw Amnesty International’s research worldwide. Neistat has been involved in human rights work for more than two decades. With Human Rights Watch, she led fact-finding missions in conflict areas and was responsible for developing investigative methodology and training for Human Rights Watch researchers and directors. Neistat has conducted over 60 investigations in conflict areas around the world, including Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Zimbabwe, Nepal, Kenya, Yemen, Chechnya, Sri Lanka and Haiti. Neistat holds an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School, a J.D. and Ph.D. in law, and an M.S. in history and philology. She is a member of the New York State Bar.

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