Notes on Contributors

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NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
Philip C. Aka is professor of law and immediate past Dean of the
Faculty of Law at the International University of Sarajevo, a private
educational institution in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A member of the
Illinois State Bar in the USA, Dr. Aka earned six academic degrees in
law and political science, including a Ph.D. degree in political science
from Howard University, a J.D. from Temple University’s Beasley School
of Law, as well as an LL.M. (summa cum laude) and S.J.D. degrees from
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indianapolis,
where he is also an adjunct professor of law. He is a highly-regarded
legal scholar who has published broadly in the eld of human rights.
Rachel A. DeCapita is a native to Troy, New York. She did her
undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree at St. John Fisher College.
Soon aer, she studied her Masters in Business Administration at
Sage Graduate school. Following her M.B.A., she decided to go to law
school to pursue a legal career in International Business and Human
Rights at New England Law, Boston. roughout Ms. DeCapitas
education and career she has exemplied her passion for human rights.
As an undergraduate as well as her post graduate degree she studied
business but focused mainly on company strategy and corporate
social responsibility. ese areas greatly lend themselves to the human
rights area purely for the company’s concern for how their business
aects people globally. Ms. DeCapita also pursed International law
and human rights studies in law school. She was recommended for an
internship in Jakarta Indonesia to study e United Guided Principles
by John Ruggie. Ms. DeCapita worked with Indonesia’s Attorney
General, Pak Marzuki Darusman, as well as other Indonesian ocials.
She also presented her work to the Indonesian Ministry of Fisheries.
She furthered her human rights career, by becoming a prosecutor in
her hometown Troy, New York. She experienced the national human
rights needs of the U.S. by seeing the foundational needs of Americans
in her role as a prosecutor. She later moved into the corporate world to
further her career in the area of business and human rights by pursuing
business related law which aects every day human rights.
Pranoto Iskandar is the founding director of the Institute for Migrant
Rights, Cianjur—Indonesia. Currently, he is co-developing the Cornell

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