Richard Wilson

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Richard Wilson

"The consistent focus of Professor Richard Wilson's scholarly work has been the tension between the "haves" and the "have-nots" of the law, whether they are individuals, countries, or entire legal cultures. Professor Wilson seeks to improve access to justice by improving legal training of public interest advocates, including public interest and clinical offerings in law school curricula, opposition to the death penalty, developing models of legal representation of the poor, and effective use of international human rights law in domestic and international law. Professor Wilson is active in the development of legal aid, public defense, public interest NGOs and law school clinics throughout the world. He recently co-authored a report for the International Human Rights Law Group entitled Promoting Justice: A Practical Guide to Strategic Human Rights Lawyering (2001), which draws from regional meetings of human rights NGO lawyers from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Professor Wilson is also interested in new developments in the law, procedures and structures for providing appointed defense counsel in international war crimes trials and international criminal tribunals. He recently completed a book chapter on that subject, Will History Repeat Itself? Case Studies of Systemic Constraints on Defense Counsel in International War Crimes Trials and the Need for Resource Parity, in Effective Strategies for Protecting Human Rights: Economic Sanctions, Use of National Courts and International Fora, and Coercive Power (David Barnhizer, ed.)." [1]

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  1. Richard Wilson, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, accessed July 8, 2009.
  2. Editors and Editorial Board, Human Rights Quarterly, accessed March 22, 2010.