It’s our great pleasure today to welcome back Jennifer Moore as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Jennifer is Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico, where she teaches courses in International Law, Human Rights Law, Transitional Justice, and Refugee & Asylum Law. Her scholarship focuses on the protection of civilians and displaced persons in armed conflict, human rights and development, and transitional justice.
Jennifer’s most recent monograph is entitled Humanitarian Law in Action within Africa (Oxford University Press, 2012), in which she explores the various ways in which humanitarian and human rights law serve as tools of conflict resolution and transitional justice in countries emerging from protracted civil wars. The book includes case studies on civil war and post-conflict transition in Uganda, Sierra Leone and Burundi. She also co-authored (with Musalo & Boswell) the law school casebook, Refugee Law and Policy: A Comparative and International Approach (Carolina Academic Press, 4th Ed. 2011).
Prior to joining the UNM law faculty in 1995, Jennifer worked for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, as an associate protection officer in Conakry, Guinea and in Washington, D.C. In 2002-03, she was in Tanzania on a Fulbright Scholarship, where she taught international law at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College in 1983, and her Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School in 1987. Her first post on the current blog will discuss community healing in Uganda and Sierra Leone. Heartfelt welcome (back)!