Fiona Doherty

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Fiona Doherty "spent her fellowship year in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she worked with the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ). She assisted in CAJ’s efforts to ensure that the human rights commitments in the Good Friday Agreement were fully implemented. While at CAJ, Fiona worked on the implementation of a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland and on reform of the judiciary. She also assisted in many of CAJ’s legal cases, involving such issues as the government’s use of lethal force, collusion between the security forces and paramilitaries, and prisoners’ rights.

"After her fellowship, Fiona worked as a Senior Associate at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (now Human Rights First). She worked primarily in the U.S. Law and Security Program but was also involved in the Human Rights Defenders’ Project, where she worked on issues relating to Northern Ireland. She is now an Assistant Federal Defender at the Federal Defender’s office in the Southern District of New York

"Fiona graduated from the University of Virginia in 1996 with a B.A. in History and Slavic Languages and Literature. She graduated from the Law School in 1999. During her law school summers, she interned with the Office of the Post-Conviction Defender, an agency in Tennessee that represents death-row inmates on their state and federal habeas appeals, and the Mandela Institute for Prisoners in the West Bank. Upon graduation, Fiona received the C. LaRue Munson Prize for clinical work. After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Martha Craig Daughtrey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in Nashville, Tennessee." [1]

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  1. Fellows, Yale Law School, accessed August 6, 2009.