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WELCOME REMARKS / Michael Ignatieff / President and Rector, CEU
BIOS / Márta Pardavi is co-chair of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, leading the organisation's work in the field of shrinking civic space and refugee protection in addition to her management role. She holds a law degree from the ELTE Faculty of Law in Budapest. Márta currently serves on the board of the PILnet Hungary Foundation and the Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. Previously she served as Board member, and later vice-chair, of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles from 2003 to 2011. She is the recipient of the 2018 William D. Zabel Human Rights Award from Human Rights First and is a member POLITICO28 Class of 2019.
/ Kenneth Roth is the executive director of Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s leading international human rights organizations, which operates in more than 90 countries. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch in 1987, Roth served as a federal prosecutor in New York and for the Iran-Contra investigation in Washington. A graduate of Yale Law School and Brown University, Roth has conducted numerous human rights investigations and missions around the world. He has written extensively on a wide range of human rights abuses, devoting special attention to issues of international justice, counter-terrorism, the foreign policies of the major powers, and the work of the United Nations.
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