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2013 Human Rights Month  

(2014 Human Rights Month to be announced)

 
Human Rights Month is an annual event that features conferences, workshops, a film festival, and a discussion of recent publications in the human rights sector. Through Human Rights Month, the Academy provides a forum for the education and discussion of human rights theory. Participants have the opportunity to share first hand experiences, as well as network with fellow practitioners, scholars, and activists in the field.

2013 Human Rights Month Panels

Wednesday, May 29
Emerging Issues on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: what are the new debates on the topic?

Wednesday, May 29
CLE Institute Course Series on Human Rights, Co-sponsored with
Monitoring the Implementation of CEDAW toward Sexual and Reproductive Health Right

Friday, May 31
The International Court of Justice and the Protection of Human Rights: Recent Judgments and Its Impact

Monday, June 3
Current issues in transitional justice: in the Americas

Monday, June 3
CLE Institute Course Series on Human Rights, Co-sponsored with
The UN Treaty Body Strengthening Process: Enhancing the Functioning and Effectiveness of the Human Rights Mechanisms

Tuesday, June 4
Rules of detention in non-international armed conflicts: an update on the current debates

Thursday, June 6
Democracy, Human Rights and Judicial Power in Ecuador

Friday, June 7
The World Bank and the amendment to its social and environmental safeguard policies: What is new?

Tuesday, June 11
The Inter-American System and the Debate on Reform

Wednesday, June 12
CLE Institute Course Series on Human Rights, Co-sponsored with
The Prosecution of Gender-Based Crimes by International Criminal Courts: an Assessment of Successes and Failures

Thursday, June 13
The Case of Artavia vs. Costa Rica and its impact for the protection of reproductive rights in the Americas

FILM FESTIVAL

 

XVIII Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition

  • Monday, May 20--Wednesday, May 23, 8:30 am--6:30 pm, Preliminary Oral Rounds
  • Thursday, May 24, 9:00 am--11:30 pm, Semifinal Oral Round
  • Friday, May 25, 9:30 am--12:30 pm, Final Oral Round

Wednesday, May 29
Emerging Issues on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: what are the new debates on the topic?


Olivier de Schutter
, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
Catarina de Albuquerque, Special Rapporteur on Human Right of Access to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation
Juana Sotomayor, Human Rights Officer, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Victor Abramovich, Executive Secretary of the Public Policy Institute of Human Rights of the Mercosur

Moderator:

Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen, Professor of Public Law from the Pantheon Sorbonne University of Paris

12:30-2pm, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachussetts Ave, NW, Rm. 603


CLE Institute Course Series on Human Rights co-sponsored with

Wednesday, May 29
Monitoring the Implementation of CEDAW toward Sexual and Reproductive Health Right

Rebecca Cook, Co-Director, International Program on Reproductive and Sexual Health Law, University of Toronto, Canada
Sarah Craven, Chief of Washington UN Population Fund
Cristina Finch, Managing Director of Amnesty International's Women’s Human Rights Program

Moderator:

TBA

6:00-7:30pm, ASIL, Tillar House, 2223 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington DC

RSVP: http://www.asil.org/activities_calendar.cfm?action=detail&rec=288


Friday, May 31
The International Court of Justice and the Protection of Human Rights: Recent Judgments and Its Impact


Antonio Cancado Trindade,
Judge, International Court of Justice
Reed Brody, Counsel and Spokesperson, Human Rights Watch
Nienke Grossman, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Baltimore

Moderator:

Gudmundur Alfredsson, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Strasbourg

12:30-2pm, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachussetts Ave, NW, Rm. 603


Monday, June 3
Current issues in transitional justice: in the Americas


Juan Méndez,
Special Rapporteur on Torture, United Nations
Rodrigo Uprimny, Director of the Research Center for Law, Justice and Society
José Antonio Guevara, Third Visitor, Human Rights Commission of the Federal District
Julissa Mantilla, International Consultant, Gender and Transitional Justice, UN Women

Moderator:

Carlos Portales, Director, Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy

12:30-2pm, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachussetts Ave, NW, Rm. 603


CLE Institute Course Series on Human Rights co-sponsored with

Monday, June 3
The UN Treaty Body Strengthening Process: Enhancing the Functioning and Effectiveness of the Human Rights Mechanisms


Michael O’Flaherty,
Vice Chairman, Human Rights Committee, United Nations
Claudio Grossman, Dean, Washington College of Law, American University

Moderator:

Carla Ferstman, Director of Director of REDRESS, United States Institute for Peace

5:30-7:00pm, ASIL,Tillar House, 2223 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington DC

RSVP: http://www.asil.org/activities_calendar.cfm?action=detail&rec=289


Tuesday, June 4
Rules of detention in non-international armed conflicts: an update on the current debates


Daniel Cahen,
Legal Advisor to the ICRC's Regional Delegation for the US and Canada
William Lietzau (invited), Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Rule of Law and Detainee Policy)
Andrea Prasow, Senior Counterterrorism Counsel and Advocate, US Program US Counterterrorism, Human Rights Watch
Bruce Oswald, Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace

Moderator:

Bob Goldman, Professor of Law, American University

12:30-2pm, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachussetts Ave, NW, Rm. 603

This Panel is co-sponsored with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)


Thursday, June 6
Democracy, Human Rights and Judicial Power in Ecuador


Osvaldo Hurtado Larrea,
Former President of Ecuador and President, Corporación de Estudios para el Desarrollo
Jorge Zavala Egas, Director of Post Graduate Studies in Law at UEES University
Pedro Nikken, Former President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Moderator:

Dr. Guillermo Lousteau, President of the Interamerican Institute for Democracy

12:30-2pm, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachussetts Ave, NW, Rm. 528


Friday, June 7
The World Bank and the amendment to its social and environmental safeguard policies: What is new?


Aldo Caliari,
Director, Rethinking Bretton Woods Project, Center of Concern
Leonardo Crippa, Senior Attorney, Indian Law Resource Center
Charles Di Leva, Chief Counsel of the Legal Department, World Bank
Jocelyn Medallo, Senior attorney for International Finance, CIEL

Moderator:

Margaret Wachenfeld, Director of Legal Affairs, Institute for Human Rights and Business 

12:30-2pm, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachussetts Ave, NW, Rm. 603


Tuesday, June 11
The Inter-American System and the Debate on Reform


Emilio Álvarez Icaza,
Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, OAS
Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director, Center for Justice and International Law
Katya Salazar, Executive Director of Due Process of Law Foundation
Walter Albán, Ambassador to Peru, OAS

Moderator:

Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, Co-Director, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

12:30-2pm, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachussetts Ave, NW, Rm. 603


CLE Institute Course Series on Human Rights co-sponsored with

Wednesday, June 12
The Prosecution of Gender-Based Crimes by International Criminal Courts: an Assessment of Successes and Failures


Fausto Pocar, Appeal Judge, International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda, past President ICTY
Elizabeth Odio Benito, Judge, International Criminal Court

Moderator:

Elizabeth Andersen, Executive Director and Executive Vice President, American Society of International Law (ASIL)

5:30-7:30pm, ASIL,Tillar House, 2223 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington DC

RSVP: http://www.asil.org/activities_calendar.cfm?action=detail&rec=290


Thursday, June 13
The Case of Artavia vs. Costa Rica and its impact for the protection of reproductive rights in the Americas


Elizabeth Abi-Mershed, Deputy Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, OAS
Alejandro Madrazo, Professor, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (CIDE)
Mónica Roa, Programs Director, Women’s Link Worldwide

Moderator:

Claudia Martin, Co-Director, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

12:30-2pm, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachussetts Ave, NW, Rm. 603

     
Film Festival

Thursday, May 30

Interrupted Lives

Time: 12:30
Rm. 603


Wednesday, June 5

The Human Experience

Time: 12:30
Rm. 603

 

Monday, June 10

The Hugo Chavez Show

Time: 12:30
Rm. 603

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