Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2004

Karen works to ensure that every man, every woman, every child in the world has effective defense council.

This description of Karen Tse's work was prepared when Karen Tse was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
Karen Tse is building international coalitions to support public defenders in emerging democracies. Through a replicable sequence of training, structural reform, and international support, Karen enables societies to pursue the basic rights to legal representation and protection from mistreatment using the law.
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