Elizabeth Mottershaw

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"Elizabeth Mottershaw is an independent human rights consultant with a focus on poverty, discrimination and armed conflict. Since joining Global Partners & Associates she has researched and written, jointly with Alice Donald, a report on the impact of human rights case law on policy and practice in the UK. She is currently working on a project for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation which looks at rights-based poverty reduction strategies in a range of countries, and examines the potential for applying this approach in the UK. Elizabeth worked at Amnesty International from 1998-2008, as a researcher in the Middle East program and as a policy adviser, working with researchers on the design of research projects, the writing of publications, and the formulation of recommendations for change to governments and other actors. Her work included projects on Darfur, Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as access to rights, including economic, social and cultural rights, in post-conflict situations in Liberia and Sierra Leone. In 2007 she was seconded to work as deputy director of the Africa Program, managing research and campaigning on West Africa. She has an LLM, with distinction, in Public International Law, specialising in human rights law and the laws of armed conflict, from the London School of Economics. She also has an MPhil in Middle Eastern Studies from Oxford University. She has lectured on international law and human rights for the University of Tulsa."[1]


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  1. Global Partners and Associates Associates, organizational web page, accessed October 6, 2012.