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Human Rights Consultant

Rainforest Foundation US
Phone: (212) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Takoma Park , Maryland , United States
The Rainforest Foundation
180 Varick Street Suite 528
New York , New York 10014
United States

Company Description: Rainforest Foundation US is a non-profit organization based in New York. Over the past several years, RF US has implemented innovative projects in partnership with...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Faculty Fellow
    American University School of International Service


  • Ph.D. , anthropology and Latin American studies
    Cornell University
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RefugeeWorks :: Staff, 21 Aug 2010 [cached]
Linda Rabben Staff Consultant
Linda Rabben has more than a decade of experience working on social justice and immigration issues. She has published books and articles on human rights and is working on a book about the history of asylum. Linda will be working on RefugeeWorks' recertification program for skilled refugees and asylees. For more than a decade she has worked on human rights, international development and immigration issues for organizations such as Amnesty International and the U.S. Institute of Peace. She is also a freelance editor for the International Center for Transitional Justice and other clients. She holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University, in anthropology and Latin American studies.
Linda Rabben, Amnesty ... [cached]
Linda Rabben, Amnesty International
AIUSA Group 159 Newsletter, 26 Jan 2002 [cached]
On Friday, February 8th at 8:00 p.m., anthropologist Linda Rabben will discuss her book Fierce Legion of Friends: a History of Human Rights Campaigns and Campaigners at the Borders Bookstore at Pentagon City (1201 S. Hayes Street, Arlington).Ms. Rabben is the Brazil Specialist for Amnesty International.Her book, which commemorates the 40th anniversary of Amnesty International, spotlights the unsung heroes of the centuries long struggle for justice and freedom around the world.The event is sponsored by the Arlington and Alexandria Chapters of Amnesty International.
Because of this event, we will not be meeting on February 7th, our usual meeting day.Rather, we will have a pre-event meeting on February 8th at 6:30 p.m. at Chevy's at Pentagon City.Our next regular meeting will be on March 7th at 7:30 p.m. - anne arundel co., 29 April 2002 [cached]
Amnesty International: Linda Rabben, an anthropologist with Amnesty International, will give a presentation at 2 p.m. at the Public Library Meeting Room, 1410 West St., Annapolis.
Country dance: Arundel Improvement Association will sponsor a country and western dance from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Arundel Improvement Association, 705 Cross St., Brooklyn Park.
Amnesty International - news.amnesty -, 7 Mar 2003 [cached]
The American Amnesty veteran Linda Rabben wanted to find the answers to these questions and started to search for the ancestors of the Amnesty activists.She presents some of them and what they engaged in in the book "Fierce Legion of Friends".
"As we know the story, Amnesty International emerged spontaneously when the British lawyer Peter Benenson in 1961 wrote a letter in a newspaper encouraging people to write letters to heads of state around the world and ask them to release prisoners of conscience.But what a lot of people does not know, is that Benenson and his friends continued a popular movement with roots hundreds of years back and with forerunners on all continents," reveals Linda.
The thought that letters can change injustice, Linda believes comes from the abolitionist work in England during the 18th and 19th Centuries.
"In 1785 the young gentleman Thomas Clarkson stated that he wanted to dedicate his life to the struggle for the liberation of the slaves, the letter was one out of a variety of methods he employed.During 40 years he corresponded with more than 700 people in England, the US and in Europe.He held speeches, lobbied, did research and published books.He also encouraged others to write letters to the authorities and to sign petitions, and in 1833 slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire."
Linda emphasises that Clarkson was not alone struggling for abolition; thousands of people joined his campaign.
"It is rather fantastic and surprising that the abolitionist campaign succeeded in such a short time span."Linda underlines.
I am sure there were Norwegians among those sending letters of protest to the US," Linda believes.Huge campaigns against the death penalty often attracted international attention, but they seldom succeeded.Neither did the campaign for Sacco and Vanzetti, the two Italians were executed in 1927."But there is no reason to give in.The victory over the inhuman slavery shows that our struggle works," says Linda, who herself has been a human rights defender for several years.During 1990-1991 she worked as Brazil researcher at Amnesty's International Secretariat in London producing 54 so-called action files with campaigns for individual persons victims of grave human rights violations.Also Norwegian groups work with cases brought up by Linda.Some cases have been solved, others are still going on.
"All the cases were about people who had been killed and where the government did little or nothing to punish those responsible," Linda explains.
concludes Linda Rabben.
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