Civil Society Consultation with the U.S. Government
on Access to Justice
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Room 603


The US Government participates in a variety of consultations with civil society about its international human rights obligations and commitments. The Civil Society Consultation on Access to Justice is being organized for the dual purposes of engaging civil society on (1) the implementation of those recommendations from the 2010 Universal Periodic Review that the US Government supported in full or in part where access to justice plays a critical role, and (2) relevant obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. This consultation will allow for presentations to be made to the US Government by legal aid attorneys, public defenders, clients, and other experts. The presentations should focus on the issue of meaningful access to justice in both the civil and criminal contexts, providing specific examples of what the United States does well and where improvements could be made that would improve implementation of its international human rights obligations and commitments.

The lead organizer for this review is the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law.

For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or secle@wcl.american.edu

 

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