Children in Prison: Strengthening International Norms in the U.S. and Abroad

Monday, April 24, 2017
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Warren Building - Terrace Level - Room - NT07

Though international norms have advanced protections for juveniles in prison, inconsistent application of these norms has resulted in ongoing mistreatment and lack of due process for incarcerated youth. Join Juvenile Justice Advocates, WCL International Human Rights Law Clinic and the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law for a panel discussion led by experts from leading organizations working on juvenile justice issues, followed by a student presentation on international standards for juvenile pretrial detention.

Expert Panelists include:
Juan Mendez; Washington College of Law Douglas Keillor
Martin Schöenteich; Open Society Justice Initiative
Jennifer Lutz; Center for Children’s Law & Policy
Timothy Meyer; ABA Rule of Law Initiative
Penelope Spain; Open Society Advocates
Douglas Keillor; Juvenile Justice Advocates International
Andra Nicolescu; Anti‐Torture Initiative, Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law


WCL Research Panelists include:
Sarah June Benjamin
Janna A. Royer
Paulina Rivera
Nakuma Wani‐Kenyi



WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – No Charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; or

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