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Languages spoken: French, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, English

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  1. International Law: 60%
    23 years
  2. Immigration: 40%
    23 years

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

39 Aini Street
Dushanbe, TAJIKISTAN, 734024


WIGood Standing199303/20/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
15 years of Outstanding Service to the UNHCRUNHCR2009
Who’s Who in American LawWho's Who Legal USA2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Protection Coordinator in UkraineUnhcr The Un Refugee Agency2014 - Present
Senior RSD Officer in Sri LankaUnhcr The Un Refugee Agency2013 - 2014
Deputy Representative in Kabul, AfghanistanUnhcr The Un Refugee Agency2012 - 2013
Senior Head of Sub Office, Jalalabad, AfghanistanUnhcr The Un Refugee Agency2010 - 2012
RepresentativeUNHCR representation in Tajikistan2008 - 2010
RepresentativeUNHCR Representation in Belarus2003 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wisconsin Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
RSD case of converted to Christianity of Pakistani womanReceived asylum on appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
International Journal of Refugee Law, Oxford University PressThe Formation and Development of the Legislation on Refugees in the Republic of Belarus,”2007
Imagine Co-existence: Restoring Humanity After Violent Ethnic Conflict,Imagine Co-existence Pilot Projects in Rwanda and Bosnia2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette UniversityInternational relationsMasters of Arts1994
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Boston University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1991
Texas A&M UniversityPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
OCHA Humanitarian assistance forum, March 2015The updated humanitarian situation in Ukraine2015