Herman Schwartz

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Professor Herman Schwartz "has worked for human rights both in the United States and abroad for over four decades. He is currently advising numerous former Soviet bloc countries on constitutional and human rights reform; he has recently analyzed proposed revisions of the Armenian and Georgian constitutions. In February and March of 1994 and 1995, he was a member of the U.S. Delegation to the 50th and 51st Sessions of the UN Human Rights Commission, and in June, 1993, he was one of four public members of the U.S. Delegation to the UN World Human Rights Conference in Vienna. In 1983, he founded and now administers the US/Israel Civil Liberties Law program, which is designed to train and develop a human rights bar in Israel; in recent years the program has been expanded to include lawyers from Central and East Europe and has been replicated at Columbia University Law School with his assistance. In 1987, he organized and chaired a Human Rights Watch Committee project on prisons throughout the world and has personally visited and reported on prison conditions in East Europe and Latin America. He is a Co-Director of the Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, and a member of the boards of the Foundation for a Civil Society, Helsinki Watch, and other domestic and foreign public interest organizations." [1]

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  1. Herman Schwartz, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, accessed July 8, 2009.
  2. People, Center for Israeli Studies, accessed February 16, 2010.