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About Elizabeth Bruch

My research, education and professional experience all center on international law and policy, particularly human rights.  I began my career as a lawyer, working first in general civil practice, in diverse settings from New York to Alaska.  Then I followed my interest into international human rights work. I worked for two years in post-conflict Bosnia as the Executive Officer of the Human Rights Chamber, a human rights court created by the Dayton Peace Agreement, and I have done human rights fact-finding in Haiti, Namibia, Tanzania, Kosovo, Romania, and elsewhere.
 
After completing my Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia (UBC), I joined the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Tacoma in 2014. Before coming to UWT, I taught at UBC, American University’s Washington College of Law, Arizona State University College of Law, and Valparaiso University School of Law.  My research addresses a range of international legal issues, including humanitarian intervention, human rights, the use of international standards in domestic law, gender in international law, human trafficking, and immigration reform. 

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Present Assistant Professor, University of Washington Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
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