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August 25, 2009

Ann Buwalda

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Ann Buwalda founded the law firm, Just Law International, PC, in March 1996, which focuses on immigration law practice and particularly asylum and refugee cases. She has also served as adjunct professor teaching Immigration Law at Regent University in 1996 and since 2002 annually teaches International Asylum/Refugee and Human Rights Law as an adjunct professor at Handong International Law School in Pohang, Korea. Other law school and university campuses at which she has been invited to address students and faculty include George Mason University, American University, Georgetown Law School, Campbell University Law School, John Hopkins, and Liberty University School of Law.

Ann became Director for Jubilee Campaign USA in 1991 when she launched the organization in the Washington, DC area. In October 2000, Ms. Buwalda served as one of the “public members” on the United States Delegation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Human Rights Dimension Implementation Review Meeting held in Warsaw, Poland. She prepared and delivered the Statement for the United States delegation on the topic, Freedom of Thought, Conscience, Religion or Belief. On several occasions Miss Buwalda has testified before sub-committees of the United States Congress and the Congressional Human Rights Caucus concerning human rights, religious freedom, and the plight of refugees in various countries.