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Heidi Kerko, GMH Faculty

Heidi Kerko, J.D. is the director of RJRI which funds research related to transitional justice mechanisms, localized indigenous justice practices, international courts, and commissions in order to understand how the pursuit of justice affects a survivor’s mental health and their community. Heidi is also the principal investigator specializing in SDG compliance for institutions pursuing non-profit investments in resource-poor settings. Since 1999, Heidi has worked extensively with children in the Dependency System, as a lead investigator representing men and women sentenced to death during their habeas proceedings, and with survivors of torture as a law and policy fellow at Survivor’s International. Heidi’s research, publication and teaching interests explore the relationship between marginalized and displaced populations and their ability to access various systems of justice using international human rights law and domestic remedies.