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Human Rights Lawyer Comes to Sanford

February 7, 2018
David Tolbert

Human rights lawyer David Tolbert will spend nine months at the Sanford School as a visiting scholar. Tolbert is the former president of the International Center for Transitional Justice, which focuses on redress and resolution in post-conflict regions. He spent much of his career abroad and has helped oversee justice initiatives in, Lebanon, Cambodia and what was then Yugoslavia.

At Sanford, he will spend most of his time researching and writing on issues such as ways to improve the effectiveness of the International Criminal Court and potential applications of international transitional justice efforts to racial injustice in the United States. Tolbert will be engaging faculty and students through the Wednesday faculty seminars and other small group events. He will be based at the Duke Center for International Development, working closely with Professor Emeritus Francis Lethem and Professor Catherine Admay.