GLOBIS University held a Special Professional Seminar with guest speaker Peter Bouckaert, director of emergencies at Human Rights Watch, a leading independent organization dedicated to defending and protecting human rights globally.

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Title: Special LUNCH TIME Professional Seminar: “World Speaks Out: Looking at Today’s World from the Frontlines of Humanitarian Crises”
Speaker: Mr. Peter Bouckaert, Director, Emergencies, Human Rights Watch
Time and Date: 12:00-13:30, Monday, May 28, 2012
Venue: GLOBIS University, Tokyo, Japan
Language: English

Seminar Description

Peter Bouckaert is the director and founder of Human Rights Watch’s Emergencies Division, which specializes in responding immediately to major wars and other human rights crises around the globe, and informs the world what really is happening on the ground.

Danger always awaits him at scenes of human rights crises. It is critical to immediately understand the situation on the ground, make prompt judgments, and act swiftly. Mr. Bouckaert has worked at the forefront of humanitarian crises in countries such as Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Kosovo, Chechnya, Lebanon, Uganda and Sierra Leone, and sent a number of breaking news stories that have shaped international opinion. How does he view the world today based on his depth of experiences from the field? Mr. Bouckeart also shared his view on the role of Japan in the current global arena.

About Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Our rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.

Mission Statement

Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all.

Frontlines of Humanitarian Crises, Part 2

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