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 was a staff attorney in the Women’s Human Rights Program and on special projects addressing transitional justice and the death penalty.
 
She is an internationally recognized expert on violence against women issues. Rosalyn has served as an expert for multiple NGOs, the UN, OSCE, and the Inter-Parliamentary Union on women’s human rights and was selected to join the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women’s 2017 Expert Group Meeting on domestic violence best practice standards. She is a core member of the international UN Gender Network, a coalition established to examine gender equality policies within the UN and their impact on the UN’s approach to the Sustainable Development Goals.
 
She has led fact-finding missions in several countries, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Tajikistan, Croatia, Mongolia, Sierra Leone, Montenegro, and Serbia, as well as published reports with recommendations based on international legal standards. She frequently develops and conducts trainings for lawyers, human rights defenders, and systems actors locally and internationally.
 
In addition, Park is an expert on the death penalty, having represented The Advocates on the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty’s steering committee. She chaired the World Coalition’s working group for World Day Against the Death Penalty for several years.
 
She has co-authored several publications and is a frequent guest lecturer in the community. Rosalyn 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. She is a member of the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association.  


Publications

Implementation of Montenegro’s Domestic Violence Legislation, 2017, The Advocates for Human Rights, SOS Hotline for Women and Children Victims of Violence –Niksic, and Women's Rights Center


Implementation of Serbia's Domestic Violence Legislation, 2017, The Advocates for Human Rights and Autonomous Women’s Center
 
 

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 3412009. 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 Trade2002. 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.