Karen I. Tse


Karen I. Tse

Karen I. Tse is a human rights defender. An international human rights attorney and ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, Reverend Karen I. Tse works with Rule of Law initiatives in Asia. A social entrepreneur supported by Skoll, Echoing Green and Ashoka foundations, Karen has negotiated and implemented measures in judicial reform with the Chinese, Vietnamese and Cambodian governments. Karen first developed her interest in the cross section of criminal law and human rights as a Thomas J. Watson fellow in 1986 after observing Southeast Asian refugees detained in local prison without trial. A former San Francisco public defender, she later moved to Cambodia in 1994 to train the country's first core group of public defenders. Subsequently, she served as a United Nations Judicial Mentor. Under the Auspices of the U.N., she trained judges and prosecutors and established the first arraignment court in Cambodia.

Karen is a graduate of UCLA Law School and Harvard Divinity School. She has been profiled in international media and featured as a speaker at numerous venuesFact|date=April 2008.

External links

* [http://www.ibj.org/ International Bridges to Justice]
* [http://www.ashoka.org/node/2986 Profile at Ashoka.org]
* [http://www.usnews.com/usnews/biztech/articles/060730/7tse.htm Biography by U.S. News]


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