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About Shauna Leven

Shauna Leven is the Director or René Cassin, Shauna has a wealth of private and NGO experience. Before joining René Cassin,  she worked as a Legal Advisor to the Government of Liberia in Monrovia and has also worked as a litigation attorney at leading US law firm McGuire Woods LLP.  She holds a Joint Degree from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia and a BA in Politics and Economics from the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Articles by Shauna Leven

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Helping the Other: particular experiences, universal outlooks

London’s synagogues have set up drop-in centres for destitute asylum seekers and human rights groups are campaigning to end immigration detention. Shauna Leven and Sam Grant explore how the British Jewish community uses its particular history to motivate its work with migrants in 2014. 

Slavery and the Olympics

An awareness of the links between modern slavery and major sporting events such as the Olympic games needs to keep pace with changes in the nature of slavery itself.

Jews, Gypsies and Travellers: a particular empathy

The legal eviction from their land of a large community on the edge of London raises disturbing questions about deep-rooted discrimination that Jewish historical experience can help to address, say Keith Kahn-Harris, Simone Abel & Shauna Leven.
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