Fordham Law Alumna Wins International Law FellowshipMay 04, 2010
Soo-Ryun Kwon '08 has been awarded a 2010 Helton Fellowship through the American Society of International Law (ASIL). She was selected as one of 11 fellows among more than 50 applicants from around the world.
Kwon will receive $2,000 to continue her work with Human Rights Watch in Uganda. She is documenting riots that occurred in the capital of Kampala, on September 10 and 11, 2009, providing legal analysis of the HIV/AIDS bill being considered by Uganda's Parliamentary Committee, and conducting research on electoral reform efforts within Uganda.
ASIL established the Helton Fellowship Program in 2004 in honor of Arthur C. Helton, an internationally renowned lawyer and advocate for protecting the rights of refugees and internally displaced persons. The program gives microgrants to students and young professionals to pursue fieldwork in or research on issues involving international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, and related areas.
Helton Fellows undertake their fellowship fieldwork and research in association with established educational institutions, international organizations, or non-governmental organizations (NGOs).