Mr. Blake originally hails from Jamaica, but is currently pursuing his Ph.D.in International Law at the University of Cambridge, England. In 2004, Mr. Blake received his Bachelor's of Law (LL.B.) with first class honors
from the University of the West Indies (Caribbean). He later received a Commonwealth scholarship, and completed his Masters in International Law (LL.M.) at the University of Cambridge, with first class honors
. Mr. Blake has lectured in the areas of human rights and family law at the University level in both the Caribbean and the United Kingdom. In addition, he has been actively involved in human rights NGOs and other advocacy initiatives related to social justice issues. During his year in residency, he will be working on his proposal entitled "Supra-national Adjudication and the Realization of Socioeconomic Rights: Examining the Optional Protocol to the Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights" with his faculty sponsor Philip Alston and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice.
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