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Global Justice Center Mourns the Passing of Founder Janet Benshoof

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 19, 2017

[NEW YORK] - It is with deep sadness that the Global Justice Center announces the passing of its founder and fearless leader, Janet Benshoof. A generational force and tireless advocate for the rule of law and women’s equality, Ms. Benshoof’s family announced her passing on December 18th. She was 70 years old.

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GJC Founder and President Janet Benshoof Steps Down

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 18, 2017

[NEW YORK] The Founder and President of the Global Justice Center, Janet Benshoof, has stepped down from her role as President of the organization. Although planning for this transition has been ongoing for the past year, because Ms. Benshoof has taken an emergency medical leave of absence, we are making a public announcement of the transition at this time. We are fortunate to have the Global Justice Center’s Vice-President and Legal Director, Akila Radhakrishnan, assume the role of acting President during the transition process.  

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