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Congressional Human Rights Summer Series, What Are Human Rights and Why Do They Matter?


Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Time: 12:00PM - 01:00PM
Description: The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, in conjunction with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, will sponsor a series of briefings on selected human rights topics for Congressional staff and summer interns on Capitol Hill. The first briefing of the Congressional Human Rights Summer Series will provide a general introduction to international human rights law concepts, principles and norms. Speaker Hadar Harris, Executive Director of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law, will discuss the international human rights legal framework, major treaties, and mechanisms for advancing human rights in the U.S. and abroad. Join us at these monthly briefings, which will provide opportunities to learn about key human rights topics from experts in the field and will examine how and why these topics are relevant to the work of the U.S. Congress. Lunch will be provided!
Location: Cannon House Office Buiding Room 340
Contact Name: Whitney Hayes
Contact Phone: 202-274-4180
Contact Email: whayes@wcl.american.edu
Posted On: 06/03/13

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