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2017 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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2017 Human Rights Month Panels

Thursday, June 1
Current Challenges to a Human Rights-Based Approach to Development after the Adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals

Friday, June 2
CLE Institute Course Series on Human Rights, co-sponsored with

The Backlash against Regional Human Rights Systems: An Ongoing Concern

Friday, June 2
Guest Lecture by Judge Luis Lopez Guerra, Judge, European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France

Monday, June 5
CLE Institute Course Series on Human Rights, co-sponsored with

The International Criminal Court at a Crossroad: Achievements and Challenges Ahead – A Conversation with Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, President of the International Criminal Court

Tuesday, June 6
Conferencia con ponente invitada Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, Jueza y Presidente, Corte Penal Internacional, La Haya, Los Paisos Bajos

Tuesday, June 6
Emerging challenges to International Humanitarian Law in the post-November US Elections Era

Thursday, June 8
The Impact of Fiscal Policy in the Protection of Human Rights: An Update on the Debate

Tuesday, June 13
The Inter-American Court and its Relationship with the National Jurisdictions: The Challenges Ahead

Wednesday, June 14
CLE Institute Course Series on Human Rights, co-sponsored with
Upholding Human Rights in Times of Populist Nationalism

Thursday, June 15
The Inter-American System in the Trump Administration Era

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.


Thursday, June 1

Current Challenges to a Human Rights-Based Approach to Development after the Adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals


Siobhan McInerney-Lankford,
Senior Counsel, The World Bank, Washington, D.C.
Mac Darrow, Representative, Washington DC Liaison Office, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Washington, D.C.
Jarna Petman, Deputy Director and Senior Lecturer, Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, Finland (Invited)
Moderator: Leo Zwaak, Retired Associate Professor, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

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

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

Friday, June 2

The Backlash against Regional Human Rights Systems: An Ongoing Concern


Luis Lopez Guerra,
Judge, European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France
Eduardo Ferrer MacGregor Poisot, Judge, Inter-American Court on Human Rights, Organization of American States, San José, Costa Rica
Moderator: Elizabeth Abi-Mershed, Assistant Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States (OAS), Washington, D.C.

12:30 - 2:00 pm, ASIL, Tillar House, 2223 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington D.C.

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Friday, June 2

Guest Lecture by Judge Luis Lopez Guerra, Judge, European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France

 

2:30 - 4:20 pm, American University 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 5

The International Criminal Court at a Crossroad: Achievements and Challenges Ahead – A Conversation with Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, President of the International Criminal Court

Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, President, International Criminal Court, The Hague, The Netherlands
Diane Orentlicher, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

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

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Tuesday, June 6

Conferencia con ponente invitada Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, Jueza y Presidente, Corte Penal Internacional, La Haya, Los Paisos Bajos

 

8:30 - 10:20 am, American University Washington College of Law, 4300 Nebraska Ave, NW, Rm. NT01

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Tuesday, June 6

Emerging challenges to International Humanitarian Law in the post-November US Elections Era


Tracey Begley,
Public Affairs Officer, International Committee of the Red Cross, Regional Delegation for the United States and Canada, Washington, D.C.
John Cerone, Visiting Professor of International Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Andrea Prasow, Deputy Washington Director, Human Rights Watch, Washington, D.C.
Moderator: Bob Goldman, Professor of Law & Louis C. James Scholar, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

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

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Thursday, June 8

The Impact of Fiscal Policy in the Protection of Human Rights: An Update on the Debate

Aldo Caliari, Senior Advisor, Intergovernmental Group of 24 on Monetary Affairs and Development, Washington, D.C.
Horacio Corti, Public Defender General, Ministry of Public Defense of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aideen Gilmore, Senior Program Officer, Training, Technical Assistance and Networking, International Budget Partnership, Washington, D.C.
Moderator: Victor Abramovich, Deputy Solicitor General, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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

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Tuesday, June 13

The Inter-American Court and its Relationship with the National Jurisdictions: The Challenges Ahead


Pablo Saavedra,
Secretary, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Organization of American States, San José, Costa Rica
Catalina Botero, Dean, Law School, Los Andes University, Bogotá, Colombia
Felipe González, Former Chair, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States
Moderator: Claudia Martin, 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 - 2 pm, American University 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 14

Upholding Human Rights in Times of Populist Nationalism

Laurence Burgorgue-Larson, Judge, Constitutional Court of Andorra and Professor, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France
Christof Heyns, Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Pretoria and Member, Human Rights Committee, United Nations
Elizabeth Andersen, Director, Rule of Law Initiave, American Bar Association, Washington, D.C.
Moderator: Ted Piccone,
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

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

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Thursday, June 15

The Inter-American System in the Trump Administration Era

Cynthia Arnson, Director, Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.
Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director, Center for Justice and International Law, Washington, D.C.
Michael Camilleri, Director, Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C.
Jose 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 - 2 pm, American University Washington College of Law, 4300 Nebraska Ave, NW, Rm. NT01

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Film Festival

Friday, June 9

Time: 12:30 pm
Room NT07

White Helmets (Crisis in Syria)

Spanish with English subtitles

Friday, June 16

Time: 12:30 pm
Room NT07

Pelo Malo (Gender)

Spanish with English subtitles