2005 Summer Interns
In 2005, seven (7) Indiana University Law Interns worked at various human rights and law organizations around the world. Their areas of work included: Discrimination, Women's Rights, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes, Immigrant Rights, and Refugee Rights.
From Left: Sean Monkhouse, Julia Mudd, Rachel Mbugua, Jhon Sanchez, Perfecto Caparas, Philip Aka and Eva Wailes, Professor George Edwards (Program Director and Founder)
List of 2005 Interns and Placement Locations:
- Philip Aka - Cook County Human Rights Commission, Discrimination (Chicago, Illinois).
- Perfecto Caparas - International Women's Rights Action Watch, Women's Rights (Minneapolis, Minnesota).
- Rachel Mbugua - United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Genocide, Crimes against Humanity (Arusha, Tanzania).
- Rachel Mbugua - The Federations of Women Lawyers Kenya (FIDA Kenya), Women's Rights (Nairobi, Kenya).
- Sean Monkhouse - United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes against Humanity (The Hague, Netherlands).
- Julia Mudd - United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes against Humanity (The Hague, Netherlands).
- Jhon Sanchez - Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, Immigrant Rights (El Paso, Texas).
- Eva Wailes - Czech Helsinki Group Refugee Counseling Centre, Refugee Rights (Prague, Czech Republic).
Mr. Philip C. Aka interned at the Cook County Commission on Human Rights, which enforces the 2002 Cook Country Human Rights Ordinance that is designed to protect persons living in the county from sexual harassment in employment, housing, public accommodations, credit transactions, County services and contracting. Mr. Aka provided assistance to two lawyers on drafting commission's decisions, orders, resolutions and rules. He also prepared memorandums and indexes, and participated in the intake interviews of individuals.
Mr. Perfecto Caparas interned with the International Women's Rights Action Watch. He was associated with the project that was engaged in conducting research on gender-specific United Nations treaty body case law, and laws concerning the issue from various other countries. Mr. Perfecto worked on the harmonization of the guidelines on reporting under the international human rights treaties. He also helped prepare the brochure for the organization. Furthermore, Mr. Caparas participated in United Nations meetings in New York of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
Ms Rachel N. Mbugua worked with the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, where she had a challenging educational experience. During her stint with the organization, she attended court on a regular basis to gain experience on how an international court functions and deals with cases. As a part of the Court Management Section (CMS), she was assigned to draft the minutes of daily proceedings, and the decisions of the courts. Her job also included reviewing and re-drafting of the CMS working manual.
In her second internship, Ms. Rachel Mbugua worked at the Federation of Women Lawyers- Kenya Chapter, where she undertook research projects on Kenyan law on trafficking of persons, especially women and children, gender based violence in Kenya and the role of the police.
Mr. Sean Monkhouse worked for the International
Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). He served as
an assistant to the tribunal's Pro Se Legal Liaison officer, Ms. Evelyn Anoya.
His main duty included management of the case of the Prosecutor v. Slobodan
Milosevic, and conducting research on international criminal law. Mr. Monkhouse
wrote several memoranda focusing the legal position of the case. He also attended
the Milosevic trial on a regular basis. Upon arriving back at the law school,
Mr. Monkhouse joined a team of students under the direction of Professor Edwards
working on the defense case of Mr. Milosevic.
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Ms. Julia Mudd interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). She worked with the Association of Defence Counsel and was assigned to the defence case of Sefer Halilovic, who was the Chief of Staff of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The duties of Ms. Mudd included studying the facts of the case and relevant case law, reviewing documents and briefs, drafting of motions and portions of final brief. She also conducted research and wrote memos on the case, and provided assistance to the defense counsel in the preparation of the final brief. Mr. Halilovic was acquitted in November 2005. Ms. Mudd continues to work on the prosecutor's appeal of the acquittal. Upon arriving back at the law school, Ms. Mudd joined a team of students under the direction of Professor Edwards working on the defense case of Mr. Milosevic, who is the former President of Yugoslavia who is on trial at the ICTY for allegedly perpetrating war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo.
Mr. Jhon Sanchez worked with the Las Americas Immigrants Advocacy Center that provides legal assistance to immigrants. He dealt with various issues that the immigrants have been confronting in the United States. Mr. Sanchez, in close association with the Center's staff, worked on victims languishing in jails and human trafficking cases. Additionally, he extensively conducted research for the Center on political asylum cases. He was also assigned to interview the immigrants at the detention center. A highlight of his internship was his successful representation of a client in the request for a grant of asylum.
Ms. Eva Wailes worked with the Counseling Center for refugees(CCR) , which mainly helps asylum seekers with their legal applications. The prime duties of Ms. Wailes included monitoring reports of country conditions for asylum seekers, research, editing of reports in English, and participation in multicultural women's group.