Tuesday, may 29

The Struggle for Justice in International and Domestic Jurisdictions: Is the glass half-empty or half-full?

Diane Orentlicher, Professor of International Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.
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: David Crane, Founding Chief Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone & Former Under Secretary General, United Nations

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

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The Human Rights Crisis in Venezuela: Strategies to use effectively international institutions

Co-sponsored with american society of international law
Wednesday, May 30

Carlos Ayala, Vice-President, International Commission of Jurists
Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director, Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), Washington, D.C.
Luis Almagro (invited), Secretary General, Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.
John Cerone, Senior Professor in International Affairs & Law at The University of Windsor, Faculty of Law    

Moderator: Sandra Colliver, Senior Team Manager, Open Society Justice Initiative, New York

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

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Thursday, May 31

The Recurrence of Sexual Violence in Conflict and Other Situations of Generalized Violence: the legal and political challenges to prevent its commission

Rebecca Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.
Claudia Martin, Co-Director, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.
Julissa Mantilla, Professor, Law School and Gender Diploma, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), Perú
Anna Cave, Director, Ferencz International Justice Initiative, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.                                                 

Moderator: Eric Tardif, Legal Adviser, Regional Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for Mexico, Central America and Cuba       

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

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Wednesday, June 6

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights at 40: Achievements and Challenges Ahead

Eduardo Ferrer Macgregor Poisot, Judge, President, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, San José, Costa Rica
Flavia Piovesan, Commissioner, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.
Victor Abramovich, Masters Program Director, Universidad Nacional de Lanús, Argentina
Astrid Puentes, Co-Executive Director, Inter-American Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA), Regional

Moderator: Claudio Grossman, Dean Emeritus, Professor of Law, and the Raymond Geraldson Scholar for International and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

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

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Wednesday, June 6
70 years of the Universal and American Declarations on Human Rights: their impact in the history of the human rights movement,

Co-sponsored with american society of international law

Tom Buergenthal, Lobingier Professor Emeritus of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Margarette May Macaulay, Judge, President, IACHR, Organization of American States, Jamaica
Robert K. Goldman, Acting President, International Commission of Jurists; Professor of Law and Louis C. James Scholar, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.     

Moderator: Elizabeth Andersen, Director, Global Programs; Director, Rule of Law Initiative, American Bar Association 

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

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Thursday, June 7

The Colombia Peace Process: Current Challenges in Securing Justice

Catalina Botero, Dean, Law School, Universidad de los Andes 
Maria Clara Galvis, Vice-Chair, Committee on Enforced Disappearances, United Nations, Colombia

Moderator: Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, Co-Director, 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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Tuesday, June 12

Human Rights and Human Mobility: protecting the vulnerable in a time of populism

Felipe González, Special Rapporteur, Human Rights of Migrants, United Nations; Director, Master's in International Human Rights, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
Álvaro Botero, Member of the Committee on Migrant Workers of the U.N.; Coordinator of the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Migrants, IACHR                                      Martina Vandenberg, Founder and President, The Human Trafficking Legal Center, Washington, D.C.

Moderator: Laurence Borgorgue-Larsen, Judge, Constitutional Court of Andorra and Professor, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France

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

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Wednesday, June 13
Violence Against Women: the impact of international law in the protection of victims, 

Co-sponsored with american society of international law

Dubravka Šimonovic, Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences, United Nations
Fausto Pocar, Ad hoc Judge, International Court of Justice; Former President, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; and Appeals Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

Moderator: Janie Chuang (invited), Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

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

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Thursday, June 14

Business and Human Rights: recent developments in this complex relationship

Olivier de Schutter, Professor, Catholic University of Louvain
Soledad García Muñoz, Special Rapporteur on Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Rights, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.
Mac Darrow, Representative, Washington DC Liaison Office, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Moderator: Siobhan McInerney-Lankford, Senior Counsel, World Bank Legal Vice-Presidency, Washington, D.C.

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

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Friday, June 15

Regional Human Rights Mechanism in Times of Crisis: an update on the Inter-American, European and African Systems

Pablo Saavedra, Executive Secretary, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, San José, Costa Rica
Christof Heyns, Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Helen Duffy, Founder, Human Rights in Practice, The Hague, The Netherlands; Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, University of Leiden 

Moderator: Jose Thompson (invited), Executive Director of the Inter-American Institute for Human Rights

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

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