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The International Court of Justice and the Protection of Human Rights: Recent Judgments and Its Impact

Date: Friday, May 31, 2013
Time: 12:30PM - 02:00PM
Description: The emergence of international human rights law as a powerful set of principles permeating the interpretation of international law has triggered the need for international courts to consider these principles when resolving inter-state disputes or disputes involving other parties that are not individuals, such as international organizations. In recent years, the International Court of Justice has issued judgments where the interpretation of human rights principles was at the core of the legal issues presented in the cases. While some of these judgments have been criticized for their outcome, others have been praised by human rights experts and advocates. This panel will discuss the recent judgments of the ICJ where human rights issues were at stake and will assess the impact that these decisions may have for the protection of international human rights in the near future. Speakers: Antonio Cancado Trindade, Judge, International Court of Justice Reed Brody, Counsel and Spokesperson, Human Rights Watch Nienke Grossman, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Baltimore Moderator: Gudmundur Alfredsson, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Strasbourg
Sponsor: The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
URL: http://www.wcl.american.edu/hracademy/hrmonth.cfm
Location: WCL Rm. 603
Contact Name: Renee Lurker
Contact Phone: 202-274-4070
Contact Email: hracademy@wcl.american.edu
Posted On: 05/24/13

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