Rosalyn Park, Director, Women's Human Rights Program

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Prior to being appointed director of The Advocates' Women's Human Rights Program, Rosalyn Park worked as a staff attorney in the Women’s Human Rights Program and on special projects. She has assisted in conducting fact-finding missions in Bulgaria, Tajikistan, Croatia, Mongolia, Sierra Leone, and Serbia.

 

In addition, Park is an expert on the death penalty, representing The Advocates on the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty’s steering committee. She chairs the World Coalition’s working group for World Day Against the Death Penalty, and is active on several other working groups.

 

She has co-authored several publications and is a frequent guest lecturer in the community. In addition, she teaches global gender violence at the University of Minnesota as an adjunct professor.

 

Before beginning work with The Advocates, Rosalyn interned with Anti-Slavery International in London as an Upper Midwest International Human Rights Fellow. She is admitted to practice in Minnesota. She received her J.D. cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School and her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

Publications
Implementation of Mongolia's Domestic Violence Legislation. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, January 2014. Written by Rosalyn Park, et al.

Implementation of Croatia's Domestic Violence Legislation. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, 2012. Written by Rosalyn Park, et al.

A Practitioner’s Guide to Human Rights Monitoring, Documentation and Advocacy. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, January 2011.* Written by Rosalyn Park et al.

Human Rights in Ethiopia: Through the Eyes of the Oromo Diaspora. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, 2009. Written by Michele Garnett McKenzie, Rosalyn Park, Robin Phillips, Laura Provinzino, and Laura Young

A House with Two Rooms: Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Liberia Diaspora Project. St. Paul, MN: DRI Press, 2009.** Written by Rosalyn Park, et al.

“Engaging Diasporas in Truth Commissions: Lessons from the Liberia Truth and Reconciliation Commission (LTRC) Diaspora Project.” 3 International Journal of Transitional Justice 341(2009). Written by Rosalyn Park and Laura Young 

Implementation of the Bulgarian Law on Protection Against Domestic Violence: A Human Rights Report. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, March 2008. Written by Mary Ellingen, Rosalyn Park, Robin Phillips, Cheryl Thomas, and Genoveva Tisheva

Domestic Violence in Tajikistan. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, October 2008. Written by Mary Ellingen, Rosalyn Park, and Cheryl Thomas

“UN Conventions and Declarations.” Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers, 2008. Written by Rosalyn Park and Cheryl Thomas

“Human Rights.” Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers, 2008. Written by Rosalyn Park and Cheryl Thomas 

“The International Drug Industry: What the Future Holds for South Africa's HIV/AIDS Patients.” Minnesota Journal of Global Trade (2002). Written by Rosalyn Park

*Robin Phillips, Jennifer Prestholdt, Laura Young, Madeline Lohman, and Michele McKenzie. A Practitioner’s Guide to Human Rights Monitoring, Documentation and Advocacy. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, January 2011. 

**Dulce Foster, Dianne Heins, Mark Kalla, Michele Garnett McKenzie, James O'Neal, Rosalyn Park, Robin Phillips, Jennifer Prestholdt, Ahmed K. Sirleaf II, Laura A. Young. A House with Two Rooms: Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Liberia Diaspora Project. St Paul, MN:DRI Press, 2009.