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Harvard-Funded Graduate Completes Legal Fellowship with LAW

Jitka with President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, Lord Neuberger

In September 2017, Jitka Vrtelova completed her legal fellowship with Legal Action Worldwide in Geneva. Jitka’s fellowship was funded by Harvard Law School.

Speaking about her experience, Jitka said:

During my one-year fellowship at LAW, I had the chance to work on some very exciting projects including those investigating whether female genital mutilation should be defined as torture, human rights violations committed in the South Sudanese civil war, sexual and gender-based violence committed against Syrian refugees and host communities in Lebanon, as well as many others. I am very thankful for the experience and knowledge that I acquired during my time at LAW. But I am most grateful for having the chance to work with LAW’s team because they are a mix of incredibly knowledgeable, kind, and diverse people. So thank you, LAW and also Harvard Law School, for making this possible.

LAW would like to thank Jitka for her constant diligence and enthusiasm over the last year, and wish her all the best for the next steps in her career.

Details of forthcoming fellowships at LAW will be advertised on our website here .