USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient societies to realize their potential. USAID's Regional Development Mission for Asia is a regional office that implements programs and generates partners
Gloria Jean Garland is a lawyer specializing in international human rights issues.Currently serving as a Senior Rule of Law / Human Rights Expert for the Democracy and Governance Office of the U.S. Agency for International Development, she provides field support to countries such as Colombia, Haiti, Bolivia, Guatemala and El Salvador with respect to Rule of Law, Human Rights and other democracy programming.She previously served as the Legal Director for the European Roma Rights Center in Budapest, representing victims of violence and other human rights violations before the European Court of Human Rights, and was an adjunct professor for three years in the Human Rights Division of the Legal Studies faculty at Central European University.Prior to joining USAID in May 2006, she served as a consultant for the Council of Europe and the OSCE, designing and implementing human rights and anti-discrimination training programs.She holds a B.S. in Journalism, a B.A. in French, and a J.D., all from the University of Colorado in Boulder, as well as an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium.
Gloria Jean GarlandUSAID/DCHA/DG - Rule of Law Team
She also designs and implements training programs on rule of law topics, including human rights, for USAID foreign service officers, field missions, and other USG staff. Jean previously served as the Legal Director for the European Roma Rights Center in Budapest, as the Director for the Central and Eastern European office of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law in Budapest, as an adjunct professor in the Human Rights Division at Central European University, and as a Rule of Law Advisor to the USAID Mission in Slovakia.She has been a frequent trainer on human rights issues for the Council of Europe and the OSCE.Before beginning her work in international development, she was a trial attorney for ten years in California.She holds a B.A. in French, a B.S. in Journalism, and a J.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from the Free University of Brussels.She speaks French, Spanish, basic Slovak, and "survival" Hungarian.
ERRC Legal Director Gloria Jean Garland provides an overview of ERRC anti-discrimination litigation efforts to date, as advocates work with existing laws to secure justice for victims of racial discrimination.