Feb. 10, 2009 - Professor Samuel Murumba was honored by the Human Rights Watch board of directors on Feb. 5 at a dinner held to highlight his service to the organization. Two other HRW members – Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York; and David Brown, a HRW board member – were honored as well.
Murumba, who has served HRW for 12 years, was appointed a board member emeritus in 2008. He also serves as a member of the board of directors’ policy committee and the advisory boards of the Women’s Rights Division and the Africa Division at the organization. At Brooklyn Law School, he teaches and writes principally in the fields of intellectual property and international human rights.
Human Rights Watch is a New York-based organization dedicated to defending and protecting human rights around the world. In December 2008, HRW won the 2008 United Nations Prize for Human Rights in recognition of the role it has played in the human rights movement over the past 60 years.
Murumba, who taught at the Monash University Law School in Australia for many years prior to joining Brooklyn Law School, will be visiting Monash in May to teach courses in human rights and intellectual property. He has also been honored with an invitation to give a public lecture in Melbourne for Monash University’s Castan Centre for Human Rights Law while he is there.