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Colombian Campaign Against Mines involving the use
of poor laborers to uproot coca plants in Colombia.
Illegal armed groups use coca to finance their activities,
and have laid landmines around the coca plants, which
have killed or injured many workers, she says. The students are working to stop the use of civilian workers in
the area until the landmines are cleared.
Most recently, they submitted a report for a working group of the Committee on Economic, Social and
Cultural Rights, which is part of the United Nations.
It accuses the Colombian government of violating the
right to safe working conditions and the highest attainable standard of health, and the right to reparations and
social security for victims and surviving family members. The students were also able to travel to Geneva
this winter and brief the working group.
Anatanina Maslyka, a 2013 Northwestern University
LLM graduate, appreciates the opportunities provided by
the human rights clinic. "It gave us real-life situations. We
were able to apply the knowledge we got to real cases."
The Belarus native, who is program development
manager for the Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human
Rights House, is forced to work from neighboring
Lithuania, rather than her homeland, because of the

Benefits of an LLM degree
■■ Being

part of a network of professionals with similar values

■■ Applying

U.S. law to influence legal systems in other countries

■■ Providing

new perspectives to U.S. students

■■ Helping

students see problems from new angles

human rights situation in Belarus. Because it focuses
on human rights, her organization can't be registered
in Belarus, and if it operated in Belarus without being
registered, employees could be jailed.
The Belarusian Human Rights House is part of a
group of human rights houses in Europe that work
together to support and empower those who defend
human rights, particularly in Eastern Europe and the
former Soviet Union. Through her work, Maslyka has
coordinated and facilitated various national and international advocacy activities, such as consultations with
the U.N. special rapporteur on human rights about the
human rights situation in Belarus.
She also oversees such projects as human rights
education for legal professionals and digital security
for journalists. Maslyka says the skills she learned at
Northwestern help her in persuading international
partners such as the United Nations and European
Union (EU) that Belarus's human rights situation still
has much room for improvement.
Northwestern graduate Sumaira Khalid graduated from the LLM program in 2010 and returned to
Islamabad, Pakistan, where she works as a program
officer at the International Organization for Migration.
She serves as point person for a 15-member team that
maintains cooperative and collaborative partnerships
with U.N. agencies and nongovernmental organizations
focused on relief and recovery efforts for vulnerable
populations hit by natural disasters.
She's worked on such emergencies as floods in the
northern portion of the country in 2015 and an earthquake in Afghanistan that rocked Pakistan that same
year, leaving hundreds dead.
She says the LLM degree has helped her "to be able
to connect the human development and humanitarian
imperatives of intergovernmental organizations, like the
U.N., with the core principles of protection of fundamental freedoms."
Khalid's interest in human rights stems from being
raised in a country torn between the conflicting views
of the separation of church and state, and the country's
Muslim identity "that served as the raison d'etre of the
state upon its partition (from India). In such a country,
individual rights, especially those protecting freedom
of expression and thought, are severely constrained
from the onset. Women's rights are not recognized as
inherent, but rather as a Western concoction, developed
solely to oppress the "Muslim way of life."
Even though much more information flows into
Pakistan, Khalid said it's "disheartening" that "so many
people in the country still consider human rights to be a
Western agenda."
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From the Editor
Frontlines
In Brief
Global Spotlight: Middle East
Quick Questions
High Tech, High Engagement
Principled, Pragmatic, Impactful
What Happens to Study Abroad Students
Campus Profi le: Internationalization at the University of Tampa
Campus Spotlight: Internationalization at East Carolina University
Education Abroad
International Enrollment
International Student Affair
Partnering
A View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Cover2
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 1
International Educator - May/June 2017 - From the Editor
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 3
International Educator - May/June 2017 - Frontlines
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 5
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 6
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 7
International Educator - May/June 2017 - In Brief
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 9
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Global Spotlight: Middle East
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Quick Questions
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - High Tech, High Engagement
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Principled, Pragmatic, Impactful
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Campus Spotlight: Internationalization at East Carolina University
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - International Enrollment
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - International Student Affair
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Partnering
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - A View From Out Here
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Forum
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