Advocacy Director for Asia and the Pacific for Amnesty International USA
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"Hindus, not only because they are Hindus, but because they are human beings, should take this particular issue of human rights, namely the death penalty, as a basic issue to fight to abolish the death penalty in this country."
Interview for Amnesty International's Faith in Action Online Event, Oct. 12, 2002
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Advocacy Director, Asia and the Pacific, Amnesty International USA
Lecturer, Foreign Service Institute
Professor, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Washington College of Law
Judge of Elections, Philadelphia
Testified before US Senate, "Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines," Mar. 14, 2007
Testified before US Senate Committee on Finance, "Human Rights in Vietnam," July 12, 2006
Testified before US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, "US-China Relations," Sep. 11, 2003
United Nations Representative, Peace Brigades International
Consultant, Quaker United Nations Office
Former director, refugee ships and refugee camps
LLM, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Imprisoned for five years in Sri Lanka for human rights activities. Amnesty International adopted him as a Prisoner of Conscience (a non-violent political prisoner).