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Elyssa Koren

LEGAL COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Elyssa Koren serves as Legal Communications Director, where she oversees ADF International’s media communications efforts. She advances the advocacy objectives of ADF International by crafting legal communications and executing media outreach for the organization’s work across the globe.

Elyssa Koren serves as Legal Communications Director, where she oversees ADF International’s media communications efforts. She advances the advocacy objectives of ADF International by crafting legal communications and executing media outreach for the organization’s work across the globe.

Koren’s expertise is in international human rights law and the protection of fundamental freedoms. Her focus areas include the right to life, conscience, and parental rights in relation to state sovereignty and the international institutions. She previously served as Director of UN Advocacy for ADF International, spearheading advocacy efforts at UN Headquarters and the Human Rights Council for ten years.

Koren has been published widely in various media outlets, including Newsweek, National Review, and Public Discourse. She regularly participates in speaking engagements and training seminars on international human rights.

Koren obtained a J.D. and a M.A. in international relations at the University of Toronto in 2011. She also earned a B.A. in political science at McGill University in 2008. She is admitted to the bar in New York.

 

In The News

Washington Examiner: UN attempts to exploit COVID-19 to push abortion · Public Discourse:The Role of the United States in the Revitalization of the International Human Rights Project  · National Catholic Register: State Dept. Commission Cites Religious Freedom as ‘Foremost’ Among Rights · The Daily Signal: US Role in Human Rights on World Stage Is Constructive Engagement · The Federalist: Covid-Endangered Women In Poor Countries Need Better Medicine, Not Risky Abortion Drugs · National Review: The United Nations Holds Up COVID-19 Relief over Abortion · Newsweek: Walking the Walk on WHO Withdrawal · The Daily Signal: Soros-Backed Organization Wanted US Foreign Aid to Go to Anti-American Groups. The Supreme Court Was Right to Say No. · News Week: The United States Stands for Life Against the United Nations · News Week: The United Nations is Using Coronavirus Funding to Promote Abortion · The Daily Signal: House Members Are Trying to Undercut Trump’s Pro-Life Policies at the UN · Daily Caller: The UN Is Holding An $8 Million Abortion Summit In Africa · Daily Caller: These 19 Countries Are Standing Against The UN’s Stance On Abortion · The Daily Signal: How the Abortion Debate Displaced Economics on the G-7 Agenda · Public Discourse: The Universal Declaration and the Distortion of Human Rights · The Daily Signal: Western Nations Abandon Consensus to Push Abortion Agenda at UN · The Daily Signal: The UN Redefines What It Means to Be a ‘Human · The Daily Signal: Western Nations Try to Impose Radical ‘Sexuality Education’ at the UN · Public Discourse: The Fight over Abortion in the UN’s New International Development Agenda · Catholic News Agency: UN committee attacks Catholic Church · National Review: Holy See Forges Consensus Around Human Dignity at Rio+20

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