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2016 Human Rights Month  

 

 

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.

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2016 Human Rights Month Panels

Wednesday, June 1
CLE Institute Course Series on Human Rights, co-sponsored with

The Extraterritorial Obligation of States in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: The Next Step in Victims’ Protection or an Impossible Demand for States to Accept?

Thursday, June 2
Colombia’s Peace Process and Human Rights

Tuesday, June 7
Detention in Non-International Armed Conflicts: An Update on the Debate and Potential Outcomes to Strengthen Protection of Persons Deprived of Liberty

Wednesday, June 8
CLE Institute Course Series on Human Rights, co-sponsored with

The Zika Crisis: A Balancing Act for Women´s Human Rights, Public Health, & Disability Rights

Thursday, June 9
Human Rights and Race in Cuba

Monday, June 13
CLE Institute Course Series on Human Rights, co-sponsored with
Torture, International Tribunals and Universal Jurisdiction: Is the Hissène Habré Case a Model to Ensure the Punishment of Gross Human Rights Violators?

Tuesday, June 14
The Inter-American Human Rights System in Convoluted Times: Challenges and Priorities

Thursday, June 16
Women’s Representation in International Organs and Tribunals: A Challenge for the Inter-American Human Rights System and Beyond

FILM FESTIVAL

 

For all panels held at WCL, CLE Accreditation will be applied for upon request. American University Washington College of Law is an accredited CLE provider for Virginia and Pennsylvania, with reciprocity for New York and New Jersey, and with accreditation for all other states applied for as requested.


CLE Institute Course Series on Human Rights, Co-sponsored with 

Wednesday, June 1

The Extraterritorial Obligation of States in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: The Next Step in Victims’ Protection or an Impossible Demand for States to Accept?


  • Olivier De Schutter,
    Member, Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Professor, University of Louvain, Belgium
  • Jessica Evans, Senior Researcher and Advocate for International Financial Institutions, Human Rights Watch, Washington, D.C. (Invited)
  • Siobhán McInerney-Lankford, Senior Counsel, World Bank Legal Vice Presidency, Washington, D.C.
    Moderator: Gudmundur Alfredsson, Professor, University of Akureyri, Iceland

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

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Thursday, June 2

Colombia’s Peace Process and Human Rights


Virginia Bouvier,
Senior Advisor, Peace Processes, United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C.
Andrés González, Permanent Representative of Colombia, Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.
Rodrigo Uprimny, Member, Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, United Nations
José Miguel Vivanco, Executive Director, Americas Division, Human Rights Watch, Washington, D.C.
Moderator: Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, Co-Director and Professorial Lecturer-in-Residence, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

12:30-2pm, Washington College of Law, 4300 Nebraska Ave, NW, Rm. NT01

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Tuesday, June 7

Detention in Non-International Armed Conflicts: An Update on the Debate and Potential Outcomes to Strengthen Protection of Persons Deprived of Liberty


Christie Edwards,
Director, International Humanitarian Law, American Red Cross, Washington, D.C.
John Cerone, Visiting Professor of International Law, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Jamie Williamson, Head of Unit, Relations with Arms Carriers, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland
Moderator: David Crane, Former Chief Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone and Professor of Practice, Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, NY

12:30-2pm, Washington College of Law, 4300 Nebraska Ave, NW, Rm. NT01

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CLE Institute Course Series on Human Rights, Co-sponsored with 

Wednesday, June 8

The Zika Crisis: A Balancing Act for Women´s Human Rights, Public Health, & Disability Rights

Rebecca Cook, Co-Director, International Program on Reproductive and Sexual Health Law, University of Toronto, Canada
Monica Roa, Vice President of Strategy and External Relations, Women’s Link Worldwide, Madrid, Spain
Oscar A. Cabrera, Executive Director and Visiting Professor of Law, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
Moderator: Daniela Kraiem, Associate Director, Women and the Law Program and Practitioner-in-Residence, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

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

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Thursday, June 9

Human Rights and Race in Cuba

Carlos Quesada, Executive Director, Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights, Washington, D.C.
Laritza Diversent Cambara, Director, Cubalex, Havana, Cuba
Judith Morrison, Senior Advisor, Social Development, Gender and Diversity Division, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C. (Invited)
Zakiya Carr-Johnson, Director, Race, Ethnicity and Social Inclusion Unit, Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs, State Department, Washington, D.C. (Invited)
Moderator: Felipe Gomez Isa, Professor of International Public Law, Pedro Arrupe Institute for Human Rights, University of Deusto/Profesor de Derecho Internacional Público, Instituto de Derechos Humanos Pedro Arrupe, Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, España

12:30-2pm, Washington College of Law, 4300 Nebraska Ave, NW, Rm. NT01

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CLE Institute Course Series on Human Rights, Co-sponsored with 

Monday, June 13

Torture, International Tribunals and Universal Jurisdiction: Is the Hissène Habré Case a Model to Ensure the Punishment of Gross Human Rights Violators?

Jens Modvig, Acting Chair, Committee against Torture, United Nations
Juan E. Méndez, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, United Nations and Visiting Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.
Frans Viljoen, Director, Human Rights Centre, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Moderator: Helen Duffy, Founder, Human Rights in Practice and Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Leiden University, Geneva, Switzerland

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

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Tuesday, June 14

The Inter-American Human Rights System in Convoluted Times: Challenges and Priorities


Catalina Botero,
Former Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States
Laurence Burgorgue Larsen, Professor, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France
Felipe Gonzalez, Former President, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States
Daniel Cerqueira, Senior Program Officer, Due Process of Law Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Moderator: Claudio Grossman, Former Chair, Committee Against Torture, United Nations and Dean, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

12:30-2pm, Washington College of Law, 4300 Nebraska Ave, NW, Rm. NT01

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Thursday, June 16

Women’s Representation in International Organs and Tribunals: A Challenge for the Inter-American Human Rights System and Beyond

Nienke Grossman, Deputy Director, Center for International and Comparative Law, University of Baltimore School of Law/Directora, Centro de Derecho Internacional y Comparado, University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, MD
Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director, Center for Justice and International Law/Directora Ejecutiva, Centro por la Justicia y el Derecho Internacional, Washington, D.C.
Sandra Ratjen, Researcher, Geneva Academy for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland
Moderator: Claudia Martin, Co-Director, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

12:30-2pm, Washington College of Law, 4300 Nebraska Ave, NW, Rm. NT01

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Film Festival

Wednesday, June 1

Time: 12:30
Rm. Y116

Beasts of No Nation

English and Spanish

Wednesday, June 8

Time: 12:30
Rm. Y116

Bolivar Twilight

English and Spanish