Asa Solway currently serves as a Senior Legal Adviser for the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities in The Hague, Netherlands. Asa has experience in Kosovo, Ukraine and Sierra Leone on a variety of subjects including access to justice, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, national minorities and protection of civilians. With the United Nations in northern Kosovo, he monitored and reported on rule of law developments related to the parallel justice system. With the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Asa served as the Rule of Law Adviser and provided guidance on international humanitarian law, access to justice, civilian displacement and internally displaced persons. This included drafting the report Access to Justice and the Conflict in Ukraine which considered the impact on civilians of the relocation of the justice system in eastern Ukraine.
Asa also possesses experience in the fields of international criminal law and international humanitarian law. He served as the principal adviser to the Registrar of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone and as a legal officer to Judges of the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
Asa graduated from the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 2009 and is a member of the State Bar of California. Following graduation from Berkeley, he spent a year as legal counsel in the Government of Sierra Leone funded through a fellowship from the law school.
J.D., Berkeley Law (2009)
B.A., Colgate University (2004)