The Center in Conjunction with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Launched the 2014 Congressional Human Rights Summer Series with the Discussion of "What are Human Rights and Why do They Matter?"

This summer the Center and the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission  are holding their annual series of briefings on human rights and international humanitarian law for Congressional staffers and interns. The series was kicked off on June 16 by Center Executive Director Hadar Harris, who hosted a talk titled “What are Human Rights and Why do they Matter?” that introduced the Congressional staff to human rights law, outlined major treaty obligations of the United States, and discussed challenges and opportunities ahead.

Upcoming briefings include "Exploring Intersections of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law" with WCL professor Rick Wilson and "Everything You Always Wanted to Know about National Security Law (But Were Afraid to Ask)” with WCL profesor Stephen Vladeck. A schedule of briefings is at