It’s our great pleasure to welcome Lelia Mooney as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Lelia is an international lawyer, development and diversity professional with over twenty years of experience designing, managing and evaluating complex governance, rule of law, social inclusion, sustainability, multi stakeholder engagement initiatives and local capacity development projects across sectors (public, private) in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa. She is the Diversity Officer of the ABA Section of International Law where she also Co Chairs the UN and International Organizations Committee and serves as liaison to several ABA and international organizations. Lelia is also an active member of the American Society of International Law.
Earlier in her career, Lelia cofounded and served as the Senior Director of the USAID Inter-American Democracy Network with Asociacion Conciencia in Argentina, served as the Chief of Mission of the International Foundation for Election Systems in Paraguay and was a Rule of Law, Gender and Capacity Building Specialist of the USAID Worldwide Womens Legal Rights Initiative with Partners of the Americas. She has been a consultant to the World Bank, the United States Institute of Peace Rule of Law Center and worked on a number of initiatives. She is currently a Director at Partners for Democratic Change in Washington, D.C. Lelia received her JD from the Universidad Nacional del Nordeste of Argentina and holds an LLM on Law in Development Studies from the University of Warwick Law School in the United Kingdom and an LLM in General Studies from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC.
Lelia’s introductory post today discusses the newly published volume that she edited, Promoting the Rule of Law: A Practicioner’s Guide to Key Issues and Developments.