|Student Staff Member Corrie Lee
I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to work on two impactful projects with two different organizations this semester: International Justice Mission (IJM) and Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). My first couple of weeks were heavily focused on the ADF project. I am monitoring cases going before the European Court of Human Rights and sending weekly reports to Dean Walton and the ADF team, including cases that ADF might have an interest in intervening on.
As you can probably imagine, the cases going before the Court are atrocious crimes against humanity. Many cases include loss of life, property, religious freedom, or expression — freedoms we enjoy so lavishly here in the United States. Reading over these cases has given me a new appreciation for the work the Center and ADF do, as well as, the blessings I receive as a United States citizen.
Now that I’ve got my feet firmly planted in the ADF project, I’ve shifted a significant portion of my time to the IJM project. My team is working on drafting a research memo regarding gender-based violence in Uganda. We’ve split the work into separate pieces so it’s more manageable, and I am focusing on the laws, regulations, and procedures that are in place to hold perpetrators of gender-based violence accountable.