A Talk by Barbora Bukovská, LLM ’05, Lawyer and Roma Rights Activist
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Barbora Bukovská, LLM ’05, is currently Senior Director of Law and Policy at the London-based human rights organization Article 19. A founder of the Czech Republic’s first legal clinic, in 2001 she founded the Centre for Civil and Human Rights in Kosice, Slovakia, where she led efforts to eliminate the practice of forced sterilization of Roma women in Slovakia, as well as other human rights abuses. She is currently representing a group of Roma women who were forcibly sterilized by Slovak authorities in a case before the European Court of Human Rights.