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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:

Law and War: An International Humanitarian Law Student Workshop, with experts from the International Committee of the Red Cross and the American Red Cross, military judge advocates and UVA Law professors

"Hunger Games? Reflections on Autonomy, the Value of Life and the State's Prerogatives in Dealing with Hunger Strikers," with UVA Law Professor Gil Siegal

RECOGNIZING THE RIGHTS OF LGBT COMMUNITIES THROUGH U.S. HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY, with Mark Bromley ’95, council chair for the Council for Global Equality

BURMA’S DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES, with the president of U.S. Campaign for Burma and other experts

THE EXTRA-TERRITORIAL APPLICATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS, with U.S. Army Maj. Matthew Lund (JAG Corps) and UVA law professors Ashley Deeks and Mila Versteeg

A Transitional Justice Strategy for Syria, with Mohammad Al Abdullah of the Syria Justice and Accountability Center and Balkees Jarrah of the International Justice Program and Human Rights Watch

CORPORATE LIABILITY IN U.S. COURTS FOR GLOBAL ACTIONS, with EarthRights International Legal Director Marco Simons and Professor Brandon Garrett

Crossing Borders: Rethinking International Development, a symposium sponsored by the Virginia Journal of International Law and the J.B. Moore Society of International Law; with keynote address by Hassane Cissé, deputy general counsel for knowledge and research for at the World Bank

Jessica Lenahan (Gonzales) v. United States of America, with Jessica Lenahan

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

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

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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