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Since its inception in 2003, the Human Rights Program has brought leading figures in the field to the Law School. Recent events and speakers include:

THE CRIME OF INCITEMENT: PROPAGANDA AND MEDIA IN INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL JUDGMENTS, with Professor Richard A. Wilson, director of Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut

THE HUMAN FACE OF MODERN SLAVERY: SEX TRAFFICKING AT HOME AND ABROAD, with author Corban Addison '04

OUTSIDE OF THE BOX LUNCHEON: A CONVERSATION WITH JOSEPH ZOGBY '96, chief counsel and staff director, U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights

DRONE WARFARE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW: FINDING BALANCE BETWEEN NEW SECURITY CHALLENGES, STATE SOVEREIGNTY AND PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

LITIGATING CORPORATE HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN A A POST-KIOBEL WORLD, with Jonathan Kaufman, counsel for EarthRights International

MEASURING HUMAN RIGHTS: INDICATORS, METRICS AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE, with New York University law professor Margaret L. Satterthwaite

ALL THE MISSING SOULS: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF THE WAR CRIMES TRIBUNALS, with David Scheffer, the first U.S. ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues and professor and director of the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of Law

RASHIDA MANJOO, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women and UVA Distinguished International Fellow in Residence and visiting research professor

PRIVATE MILITARY CONTRACTORS AND THE FIGHT FOR ACCOUNTABILITY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES, with Gabor Rona, international legal director of Human Rights First and a representative from the U.N. working group on mercenaries, and Katherine Gallagher, senior staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights

LGBT RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS: SECURING THE NEXT FRONTIER IN HUMAN RIGHTS, with Mark Bromley ’95, chair of the Council for Global Equality

LUCY REED, partner and co-head of the global international arbitration group, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; arbitrator of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission; former president of the American Society of International Law, International Tribunals and Victim Compensation

Property, Indigenous Autonomy, and International Law: The Forestry Law Case in the Colombian Constitutional Court, with Daniel Bonilla, law professor and director of the Public Interest Law Group, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia

Lucy Reed, partner and co-head of the global international arbitration group, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; arbitrator, Eritrea- Ethiopia Claims Commission; former president, American Society of International Law, International Tribunals and Victim Compensation

CONSTITUTION-MAKING AND THE ARAB SPRING, a conference on how revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia may result in positive changes on human rights and other issues

MULTI-TRACK PEACE INITIATIVES IN ENTRENCHED NATIONAL CONFLICTS: OBSERVATIONS FROM LEBANON AND NEPAL, with Derek Brown, executive director of the Peace Appeal Foundation


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