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2015 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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2015 Human Rights Month Panels

Wednesday, May 27
CLE Institute Course Series on Human Rights, co-sponsored with

Taking Stock: The Role of the Inter‐American Court as a Pivotal Actor in Upholding Human
Rights in the Americas: Jurisprudential Construction and New Challenges

Thursday, May 28
ISIS and Boko Haram: Emerging Challenges to International Humanitarian Law

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

Taking Stock: The Special Rapporteurs of the United Nations: The Un��inished Business
of Dealing with Torture

Wednesday, June 3
Peace The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Current Status and Challenges Ahead

Thursday, June 4
Human Rights in Cuba after the Summit of the Americas: What is next?

Tuesday, June 9

The Selection of the Members of the Commission and the Judges of the Court: A Process in Need of Change

Wednesday, June 10

CLE Institute Course Series on Human Rights, co-sponsored with
Taking Stock: The International Criminal Courts at a Crossroad: Unful��illed Demands
for Justice or Unattainable Expectations?

Thursday, June 11

Dilemmas and Challenges of the Inter-American Human Rights System: The Individual Petition System and its Current Situation

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, May 27

Taking Stock: The Role of the Inter-American Court as a Pivotal Actor in Upholding Human Rights in the Americas: Jurisprudential Construction and New Challenges

Antônio Cançado Trindade, Judge, International Court of Justice, United Nations, The Hague, The Netherlands
Eduardo Ferrer MacGregor Poisot, Judge, Inter‐American Court of Human Rights, Organization of American States (OAS), San José, Costa Rica
Moderator: Monica Pinto, Dean and Professor, Faculty of Law, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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

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Thursday, May 28
ISIS and Boko Haram: Emerging Challenges to International Humanitarian Law

David Crane, Professor of Practice, Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, NY
Jamie Williamson, Legal Adviser, Advisory Services on International Humanitarian law, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland
Brian Bachman, Acting Director, Office of International Religious Freedom, Bureau of Human Rights, Democracy and Labor, U.S. State Department Andrea Prasow, Deputy Washington Director, Human Rights Watch, Washington D.C.
Moderator: Susana SáCouto, Director, War Crimes Research Office, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

12:30-2pm, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Rm. 603

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Monday, June 1

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

Taking Stock: The Special Rapporteurs of the United Nations: The Unfinished Business of Dealing with Torture

Juan Mendez, 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.
Manfred Nowak, Professor of International Law and Human Rights, Vienna University, and Former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Vienna, Austria
Moderator: Elizabeth Ferris, Director, Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

12:30-2pm, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Rm. 603

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Wednesday, June 3
Peace The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Current Status and Challenges Ahead

Jorge Araya, Secretary, Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Alison Hillman, Senior Program Officer, Human Rights Initiative, Open Society Institute, Washington D.C. (Invited)
Eric Rosenthal, Founder and Executive Director, Disability Rights International, Washington, D.C.
David Morrissey, Executive Director, United States International Council on Disabilities, Washington, D.C. (Invited)
Moderator: Hadar Harris, Director, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington D.C.

12:30-2pm, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Rm. 603

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Thursday, June 4

Human Rights in Cuba after the Summit of the Americas: What is next?

Laritza Diversent Cambara, Lawyer and Activist, CUBALEX, Cuba
Theodore Piccone, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Project on International Order and Strategy, Latin America Initiative, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.
Felipe Gonzalez, Commissioner and Former Chair, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.
Moderator: Felipe Gómez Isa, Professor of Public International Law, Pedro Arrupe Institute of Human Rights, University of Deusto (Bilbao), Spain

12:30-2pm, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Rm. 603

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Tuesday, June 9
The Selection of the Members of the Commission and the Judges of the Court: A Process in Need of Change

Katya Salazar, Executive Director, Due Process of Law Foundation, Washington D.C.
Santiago Canton, Executive Director, RFK Partners for Human Rights, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, Washington, D.C. (Invited)
Nienke Grossman, Associate Professor of Law, University of Baltimore, Maryland
Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director, Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), Washington, D.C.
Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Professor, Hastings College of the Law, University of California, San Francisco, CA
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, 4801 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Rm. 603

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

Wednesday, June 10

Taking Stock: The International Criminal Courts at a Crossroad: Unfulfilled Demands for Justice or Unattainable Expectations?

Fausto Pocar, Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, United Nations, The Hague, The Netherlands
Sylvia Steiner, Judge, International Criminal Court, United Nations, The Hague, The Netherlands
Moderator: Douglass Cassel, Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, IN

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

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Thursday, June 11
Dilemmas and Challenges of the Inter-American Human Rights System: The Individual Petition System and its Current Situation

Macarena Sáez, Fellow, International Legal Studies Program, American University Washington College of Law, Washington D.C.
Emilio Álvarez Icaza, Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States (OAS), Washington, D.C.
Carlos Ayala, Professor at Law and Department Chair, Public Law Department, Universidad Cato lica Andres Bello and Member of the International Commission of Jurists, Caracas, Venezuela (Invited)
Pablo Saavedra, Secretary, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Organization of American States (OAS), San Jose , Costa Rica
Moderator: Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, 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, 4801 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Rm. 603

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Film Festival

Wednesday, May 27

Time: 12:30
Rm. 603

The Missing 43

English and Spanish

Wednesday, June 3

Time: 12:30
Rm. 603

Abrazos

English and Spanish

Wednesday, June 11

Time: 12:30
Rm. 603

A Quiet Inquisition

English and Spanish