Human Rights Implications of SCOTUS Decisions in the 2014 Term

Thursday July 17th, 2014
12-1:30pm ET


The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law holds annual online debriefings to examine the human rights implications of key decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court. This year, the online debriefing will take place in the form of a video conference and it will focus on how the Court’s decisions on disability rights, international law, and reproductive rights in the 2014 term impact U.S. adherence to its human rights obligations.

We will be live tweeting this event @humanrts and using #SCOTUS2014. You may submit questions for our presenters during the briefing on Twitter @humanrts or using #SCOTUS2014. You can also submit questions through the portal during the event and by email to

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Program Agenda

Hall v. Florida
Speaker: Professor Robert Dinerstein, American University Washington College of Law.
Professor Dinerstein's powerpoint presentation is available for download here.

Bond v. United States
Speaker: Risa Kaufman, Executive Director, Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School.
Risa Kaufman's powerpoint presentation is available for download here.

Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
Speaker: Katrina Anderson, Human Rights Counsel, Center for Reproductive Rights.
Katrina Anderson's powerpoint presentation is available for download here.

Introduction and moderation to be provided by Lauren E. Bartlett, Director of the Center's Local Human Rights Lawyering Project at the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law.