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Andrés Felipe Arias Leiva – (Colombia) – ex-government minister persecuted for political opposition

Christopher Brann – US father fighting for the return of his abducted son from Brazil

Women, Peace, and Security – Advancing the Resolution 1325 Agenda at the UN Security Council

Leopoldo López (Venezuela) – political opposition leader imprisoned for leading non-violent protests

Anwar Ibrahim (Malaysia) – former Deputy Prime Minister wrongly imprisoned

Mohamed Nasheed (Maldives) – former President of the Maldives wrongly imprisoned

Wu Zeheng (China) – Buddhist leader wrongly imprisoned with his colleagues

Liu Xiaobo (China) – 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate sentenced to 11 years in prison for his writing

Past Perseus Strategies Cases:

Guatemala Adoption (Jennifer & Timothy Monahan)

Gao Zhisheng (China) – disappeared, reappeared, tortured, and wrongly convicted Chinese human rights lawyer

Situation in Camps Liberty and Ashraf, Iraq – humanitarian project to save the lives of 3,200 Iranian dissidents in Iraq

  • Petition to UN Security Council, Secretary-General, and High Commissioner for Human Rights, June 20, 2013

Myanmar (Burma) – Perseus Strategies initiated a major rule of law project to advance law reform efforts in the country

Responsibility to Protect

  • Stopping Genocide: The Responsibility to Protect, Huffington Post, January 20, 2012 (op-ed by Thor Halvorssen citing Genser/Cotler book)
  • RtoP After Libya (Flyer), Global Centre on the Responsibility to Protect and Human Rights Foundation, Panel Discussion with Jared Genser, Ed Luck (UN Special Envoy on the Responsibility to Protect), Irwin Cotler MP (Former Minister of Justice of Canada), Professor Thomas G. Weiss (CUNY Graduate Center), and Javier El-Hage (General Counsel, Human Rights Foundation), New York, January 10, 2012
  • International Responsibility After Libya (Uncorrected Transcript), Brookings Institution, Panel Discussion with Jared Genser, Ed Luck, Amb. Richard Williamson (Non-Resident Fellow), and Elizabeth Ferris (Co-Director, Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement), Washington, January 9, 2012
  • The Responsibility to Protect (Uncorrected Transcript), Henry Jackson Society, Panel Discussion with Jared Genser, Stephen Crabb MP, Thor Halvorrsen (Founder, Human Rights Foundation), Mark Vlasic (Partner, Ward & Ward), and Serena Sharma (Oxford University), London (British Parliament), November 7, 2011

Operation Sledgehammer Defendants (Turkey) – 323 current and former Turkish military officers convicted in an alleged plot coup based on fabricated evidence

Jason Puracal (Nicaragua) – American wrongly convicted and sentenced to 22 years in prison on sham charges in Nicaragua

North KoreaJared Genser served as pro bono counsel to International Coalition to Stop Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea, a coalition of more than 40 non-governmental organizations petitioning the UN Human Rights Council to address the North Korean gulag system or kwan-li-so