Human Rights Month: The International Court of Justice and the Protection of Human Rights: Recent Judgments and Its Impact

Friday, May 31, 2013
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC
Room 603

 

 

Speakers:

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

The emergence of international human rights law as a powerful set of principles permeating the interpretation of international law has triggered the need for international courts to consider these principles when resolving inter-state disputes or disputes involving other parties that are not individuals, such as international organizations. In recent years, the International Court of Justice has issued judgments where the interpretation of human rights principles was at the core of the legal issues presented in the cases. While some of these judgments have been criticized for their outcome, others have been praised by human rights experts and advocates. This panel will discuss the recent judgments of the ICJ where human rights issues were at stake and will assess the impact that these decisions may have for the protection of international human rights in the near future. 

 

 

Presented by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

 

 

PROGRAM AGENDA

 

HUMAN RIGHT MONTH - PROGRAM FLYER - ENGLISH

HUMAN RIGHTS MONTH - PROGRAM FLYER - ESPAÑOL

 

For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or secle@wcl.american.edu


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