Janine Morna ’12
New York, NY
Janine Morna is a lawyer and researcher focusing on international children’s rights. She worked as a research officer at Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, a network of international non-governmental organizations striving to protect children in war zones. She was responsible for preparing the organization’s field monitors, which aim to improve national, global, and United Nations policy responses for children affected by armed conflict. Prior to joining Watchlist, Janine was a research fellow in the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch where she investigated child labor, children’s exposure to mercury, and other child rights violations in small-scale gold mining areas. Janine also has experience conducting human rights legal and field research and advocacy work with the Columbia Law School Human Rights Clinic, the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the Gender and Media Southern Africa. Janine Morna received her J.D. in 2012 from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Yale University with distinction.