Global Exchange Delegation to Nagorno Karabagh

Global Exchange Human Rights Program
Contact: Ted Lewis, Director
Tel: 415.575.5533
Email: [email protected]

2017 Mission Street, Suite 303
San Francisco, CA 94110
Tel: 415.575.5553
Fax: 415.255.7498
Email: [email protected]

June 7, 2005

Global Exchange, a San Francisco based human rights organization, is sending
a delegation of independent human rights observers to Nagorno-Karabagh (NKR)
this month during its upcoming parliamentary election. Tom Miller, Human
Rights Attorney and General Counsel of Global Exchange, and Chris Michael,
Coordinator of the Global Exchange Democracy Program, will lead the
delegation. They will be joined by Dan Shartin and Leontina Hormel, both of
Worcester State College (WSC), and its Center for the Study of Human Rights.
The delegation will arrive in Nagorno-Karabagh the week prior to the June
19th parliamentary elections.

Global Exchange is an international human rights organization with a long
history of promoting democracy and social and environmental justice around
the world. Founded in 1988, Global Exchange has worked to increase global
awareness among the U.S. public while building partnerships around the
world. Its Political and Civil Rights Campaigns include the monitoring and
reporting on human rights as well as elections observation. Global Exchange
has supported civil society and democracy movements in Mexico, Haiti,
Guatemala, South Africa, Indonesia, and numerous other countries. In 2004
Global Exchange invited observers from around the world to observe the
November Presidential election in the United States (see:

┬│We look forward to this opportunity to observe human rights conditions and
political processes in an area of the world most Americans know very little
about. Peace and democracy in the Caucuses region is of vital international
importance. We view the deepening involvement of international civil and
non-governmental organizations in the region as critical both to better
understanding and hopes for just resolution of ongoing conflicts there,┬▓
said Ted Lewis, Global Exchange┬╣s Human Rights Director.

The Massachusetts-based Center for the Study of Human Rights at Worcester
State College was recently cited by the Massachusetts State Senate for
┬│contributing to the advancement of human rights through community and
academic education┬▓. Dr. Henry Theriault, The Center┬╣s coordinator, said,
“Professors Shartin and Hormel bring much to the table in terms of expertise
and a deep commitment to human rights and democracy.┬▓


From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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