Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Human Rights in humanitarian crises

Course Directors

Larry Hollingworth

Larry Hollingworth is is the Humanitarian Programs Director for the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC) as well as Visiting Professor of Humanitarian Studies at the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs of Fordham University in New York. Over the past few years, he has served as Humanitarian Coordinator on CIHC-sponsored missions for the United Nations in Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, and Pakistan.
After serving as a British Army officer for thirty years, Larry joined UNHCR and held assignments in Sudan, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. He was appointed UNHCR Chief of Operations in Sarajevo, during the siege of the city in the Balkan conflict.

He is a frequent lecturer on relief and refugee topics in universities and is a commentator on humanitarian issues for the BBC.

Florian Razesberger (Ph.D.) studied law at the Universities of Vienna, Copenhagen and Innsbruck. After having worked as a Law Clerk at the Regional Court of Innsbruck and as an Assistant Legal Officer at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, he worked as a  Legal Adviser at Africa Middle East Refugee Assistance (AMERA) in Cairo. Thereafter he worked for OSCE Missions in Skopje and Sarajevo in the area of rule of law and human rights. In 2011, Florian joined the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan where he worked as a Human Rights Officer in the South-Eastern provinces of the country on issues of protection of civilians and violence against women. Florian currently works for the Human Rights Review Panel in Kosovo, which holds the European Union accountable for alleged violations of human rights in Kosovo.

Elisabeth Wickeri
is the Executive Director of Fordham Law School’s Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, where she is also Adjunct Professor of Law.  At the Leitner Center, Elisabeth directs the Crowley Program in International Human Rights and the Asia Law and Justice Program, teaches classes in public international law, supervises clinical human rights projects for students, and carries out fieldwork, research, and writing in human rights law with a focus on Asia.  Prior to joining the Leitner Center, Elisabeth worked at human rights organizations in the United States, Africa, and Asia.  She is currently the Chair of the International Human Rights Committee at the New York City Bar Association, where she also sits on the Council on International Affairs, the Task Force on Climate Adaption, and the Task Force on National Security. She received her B.A. from Smith College, J.D. from NYU School of Law, and also studied at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China.


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