Panels 2019

Tuesday, May 28th

A Human Right to Reproductive Health: The Human Rights Committee’s General Comment on the Right to Life
 

Elida Caballero Cabrera, Senior Advocacy Adviser for Latin America and the Caribbean, Center for Reproductive Rights
Macarena Sáez, Director, Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law
Melissa Upreti, Expert, Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice, United Nations 
Viviana Waisman, Founder, President and CEO, Women’s Link Worldwide 

Moderator: Daniela Kraiem, Associate Director, Women and the Law Program, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., American University Washington College of Law, 4300 Nebraska Ave, NW, Room NT01

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Wednesday, May 29th

Domestic implementation of international human rights judgments: An ongoing conversation in the European and Inter-American Human Rights Systems

Co-sponsored with american society of international law
 

Mikael Rask Madsen, Professor and Director of iCourts, Centre of Excellence for International Courts, University of Copenhagen
Eduardo Ferrer McGregor-Poisot, President, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Organization of American States (OAS), San José, Costa Rica
Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director, Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), Washington, D.C.

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Moderator: Fernanda Nicola, Professor of Law, Director, International Organizations, Law and Development Program, American University Washington College of Law

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., ASIL, Tillar House, 2223 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington D.C.

Thursday, May 30th

The shrinking of democratic spaces: corruption, criminalization of protest and repression
 

Mariana Mas, Policy Officer, Open Society Justice Initiative, Open Society Foundations, New York
Edison Lanza, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, Organization of American States (OAS), Washington, D.C.
Katya Salazar, Executive Director, Due Process of Law Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Moderator: Michael Camilleri, Director, Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, Inter-American Dialogue

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., American University Washington College of Law, 4300 Nebraska Ave, NW, Room NT01

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Tuesday, June 4th

Justice and the Colombian Peace Process
 

Catalina Botero, Former Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States (OAS), and Dean of Law, University of Los Andes, Colombia  
Fernando Carrillo Flórez,
Inspector General, Colombia
Miguel Ceballos, High Commissioner for Peace, Colombia
Rodrigo Uprimny, Member, Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural, United Nations
Alejandro Valencia Villa, Commissioner, Commission for the Clarification of the Truth, Coexistence and Non-Repetition of Colombia, Colombia

Moderator: Robert Goldman, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., American University Washington College of Law, 4300 Nebraska Ave, NW, Room NT01

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Wednesday, June 5th

Philanthropy, donors and human rights: how to finance social impact 

 

Estefania Palomino, Program Officer for the Helmsley Charitable Trust's Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Program

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., American University Washington College of Law, 4300 Nebraska Ave, NW, Room N101

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Wednesday, June 5th

The UN Global Compact on Migration: Strengthening or diluting well-established principles of international human rights law

Co-sponsored with american society of international law
 

Janie Chuang, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.
Jill Goldenziel, Associate Professor of International Law and International Relations, Marine Corps University-Command and Staff College
Quantico, VA
Felipe González, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants, United Nations

Moderator: Dr. Nayla Rush, Senior Researcher, Center for Immigration Studies, Washington, D.C.

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., ASIL, Tillar House, 2223 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington D.C.

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THURSDAY, June 6th

The Human Rights Council: Current challenges
 

Santiago Cantón, Secretary of Human Rights, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joshua Cooper, Co-Chair, Universal Periodic Review Task Force for the US Human Rights Network
Daniela Kravetz, Special Rapporteur on the State of Affairs of Human Rights in Eritrea, United Nations
Rochus Pronk, Counsellor, Head of the Human Rights Team, Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN

Moderator: Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen, Judge, Constitutional Court of Andorra, and Professor at the Université Paris I Pantheón Sorbonne, France

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., American University Washington College of Law, 4300 Nebraska Ave, NW, Room NT01

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Friday, june 7Th

Elections at the Inter-american Commission on Human rights - THE independent panel of experts presents ITS final report on the CANDIDATES
 

Carlos Ayala, Vice-President, International Commission of Jurists
Catalina Botero Dean, Law School, Universidad de los Andes
Juan Méndez, Professor of Human Rights Law in Residence, Faculty Director of the Anti-Torture Initiative, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

Moderator: Macarena Sáez, Director, Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., American University Washington College of Law, 4300 Nebraska Ave, NW, Room NT01

Tuesday, June 11th

Fact-finding in the Inter-American System: the powers of the Commission to monitor human rights violations in real time
 

Paulo Abrão, Executive Secretary, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Organization of American States (OAS), Washington, D.C.
Carlos Ayala, Vice-President, Executive Committee, International Commission of Jurists
Claudia Paz y Paz, Director of the Mexico and Central America Program, Center for Justice and International Law, San Jose, Costa Rica

Salvador Sánchez, Permanent Representative of Panamá, Organization of American States (OAS), Washington, D.C.

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 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., American University Washington College of Law, 4300 Nebraska Ave, NW, Room NT01

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Wednesday, June 12th
Presentation of the publication of "international law and reparations: the inter-American System"

Co-Sponsored by the International law students association
 

Claudio Grossman, co-author, Professor and Dean Emeritus, Washington College of Law
Viviana Kristicevic, Executive Director, Center for Justice and International Law
Maria Claudia Pulido, Assistant Executive Secretary Inter-American Commission of Human Rights
Pablo Saavedra, Secretary, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Organization of American States
Mina A. Trudeau, co-author

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Room NT07, Terrace Level, Warren Building, American University Washington College of Law

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Wednesday, June 12th

The UN Human Rights Legal framework: the importance of the human rights treaties and its Treaty Bodies

Co-sponsored with american society of international law
 

Álvaro Botero, Member, Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW), United Nations
Maria Clara Galvis, Member, Committee on Enforced Disappearances, United Nations
Hélène Tigroudja, Member, Human Rights Committee, United Nations
Moderator: Jens Modvig, Chair, Committee Against Torture, United Nations

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., ASIL, Tillar House, 2223 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington D.C.

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thursday, June 13th

The American Convention on Human Rights: 50 years after its adoption
 

Victor Abramovich, Deputy Solicitor General, Supreme Court of Justice, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Claudio Grossman, Member, International Law Commission, United Nations, and Dean Emeritus, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.
Flavia Piovesan, Commissioner, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States (OAS), Washington, D.C.
Pablo Saavedra, Secretary, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Organization of American States (OAS), San José, Costa Rica

Moderator: Elizabeth Abi-Mershed, Former Assistant Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States, (OAS), Washington, D.C.

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., American University Washington College of Law, 4300 Nebraska Ave, NW, Room NT01

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