Petersen, Carole J.


Carole J. Petersen practiced law for five years (in New York City and Honolulu) before moving to Hong Kong in 1989. She taught law in Hong Kong from 1989-2006. She was Director of the University of Hong Kong's Centre for Comparative and Public Law from 2001-2004 and also active in the University of Hong Kong's Women's Studies Research Center. She assisted members of the Hong Kong Legislative Council to draft bills prohibiting discrimination and has conducted extensive research on the use of conciliation to resolve complaints of discrimination and sexual harassment. Her current research focuses on the rights of women and the rights of persons with disabilities under international law. In the 2006-2007 academic year Carole was a Visiting Professor at the William S. Richardson School of Law. She is now Professor and Director of the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution. In the Law School, she teaches International Law; International Protection of Human Rights; Second Year Seminar; Legal Practice; and Gender & Law.

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