Kim Thuy Seelinger

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KIM THUY SEELINGER is the Director of the Sexual Violence Program at the Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She oversees the center’s research, teaching, and writing on conflict-related sexual violence. Previously, Seelinger was a staff attorney at the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at UC Hastings College of the Law, where she co-taught the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic and represented asylum seekers fleeing gender-based violence. Prior to that, she was a Yale-China Association clinical legal education fellow and a staff attorney at the Lutheran Family and Community Services in New York City. More recently, Seelinger has served as an expert commentator on the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict, as well as on international guidelines on the documentation of sexual violence against men and boys. Her current research focuses on legal accountability for wartime sexual violence, protection from sexual violence in humanitarian settings, and comparative sexual offenses legislation. She has conducted fieldwork in Haiti, Vietnam, Thailand, Kenya, Liberia, Uganda, and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Seelinger graduated from New York University School of Law. Contact Kim Thuy Seelinger.