Date(s) - Wednesday, April 5, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa
The Protection of Children in Conflict Areas
Rotary Peace Fellow Nominee Abigail Bridgman was born and raised in Uganda where she earned a law degree at Makerere University before moving to the United States in December 2009. Ms Bridgman went to Empire College for a year to acquire the necessary credit units to enable her to take the California Bar. She also earned her LL.M in International Crime and Justice from The University of Turin, Italy.
Ms. Bridgman worked at the Sonoma County District Attorney’s office before moving on to work at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Ms. Bridgman is currently working for the Defense Team of Dominic Ongwen, a Ugandan former child soldier accused of war crimes at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. She also worked part time for the Oxford University Press and has taught a pre-college summer international law class at UC Berkeley for high school students.
Ms. Bridgman’s passion is the intersection of human rights and the criminal justice system and international law. She will be discussing the protection of children in armed conflict, drawing heavily on her current assignment.