Washington Law Review


Irene Khan


The brilliant, eloquent, and internationally renowned American human rights advocate Professor Joan Fitzpatrick, who has died suddenly aged 52, was a practicing lawyer, academic, and campaigner. She will be remembered for her razor-sharp analysis, clear vision, and deeply principled approach to every issue she took on. And those issues were many: they included protection of refugees, promotion of women's rights and respect for human rights during states of emergency. She also worked passionately against torture and the death penalty.

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