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Humanitarian Law & Policy:
Human Rights in Armed Conflict, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Monitoring and Reporting of Violations, Public International Law, Terrorism and Counterterrorism

<p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.6em;">Joanne Mariner is a Senior Crisis Response Adviser at Amnesty International. She has investigated violations of international human rights and humanitarian law around the globe, including in armed conflicts in Sudan, Afghanistan, Colombia and the Balkans.</span></p>

<p>An expert on counterterrorism laws and policies, Mariner has researched and written about indefinite detention, CIA prisons, criminal prosecutions of suspected terrorists, and government efforts to stem the flow of funds to militant groups. Mariner also drafted Human Rights Watch&#39;s 1999 submission to the House of Lords in the Pinochet case, and is the author of a ground-breaking 2001 report on prison rape. She has conducted advocacy before U.N. bodies, briefed members of Congress and staff on human rights issues, and appeared on national media such as C-SPAN, ABC News, and NPR. Mariner worked previously as the director of Hunter College&#39;s Human Rights Program, and as the director of Human Rights Watch&rsquo;s Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program.</p>

<p>Mariner received the American Society of International Law&#39;s Distinguished Woman in International Law award in 2005. She is a member of the board of advisors of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague, and the International Justice Resource Center. A graduate of Yale Law School, she served as a law clerk to Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.</p>

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