MINELRES: Human Rights Month 2008

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HUMAN RIGHTS MONTH

May 19 – June 13, 2008

Sponsored by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
American University Washington College of Law

www.wcl.american.edu/hracademy

Events are free and open to the public. Please register online:
http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/cle_form.cfm.

Panels will be in Spanish and English, with simultaneous interpretation
provided.

Panels will be webcast live on website. Panels from last year are
currently available.

All events will take place from 12:30– 2:00 pm in WCL Room 603 unless
otherwise noted.


Calendar of Events

XIII Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition

Monday, May 19 – Wednesday, May 21, 8:30 am – 6:30 pm,

Preliminary Rounds

Thursday, May 22, 9:00 am – 11:30 am, Semifinal Rounds

Friday, May 23, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, Final Round


The Relationship between Human Rights and Humanitarian Law: Contemporary
Issues

Wednesday, May 28: The Role of Human Rights Supervisory Bodies in
Applying Humanitarian Law: Benefits and Drawbacks

Phillip Fundel, Deputy Legal Advisor, International Committee of the Red
Cross

Robert K. Goldman, Professor of Law, American University Washington
College of Law

Leo Zwaak, Senior Researcher, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights
(SIM)        

Commentator: Elizabeth Andersen, Executive Director, American Society of
International Law (ASIL)

Thursday, May 29: The Duty to Prosecute and Punish and the Interaction
between Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Douglass Cassel, Director, Center for Civil and Human Rights, University
of Notre Dame

Juan Mendez, President, International Center for Transitional Justice,
New York

Rodrigo Uprimny, Director, Research Center for Law, Justice and Society,
Colombia

Johan Vande Lanotte, Professor, Ghent University & former Deputy Prime
Minister of Belgium

Commentator: Diane Orentlicher, Professor, International Law, Washington
College of Law


Third Annual Meeting on Human Rights: The Inter-American Human Rights
System

Friday, May 30: Current Status of the Inter-American Human Rights
System: a Reflection on the “Reform Process”

Carlos Ayala, Former President, Inter-American Commission on Human
Rights

Robert K. Goldman, Professor of Law, American University Washington
College of Law

Juan Mendez, President, International Center for Transitional Justice,
New York

Commentator: Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Co-Director, Academy on Human
Rights and Humanitarian Law

Monday, June 2: The Procedures of the Inter-American Commission on Human
Rights: a Debate on its Practices and Regulations

Ernesto de la Jara, Founder, Legal Defense Institute, Peru

Francisco Quintana, Associate Director, Center for Justice and
International Law (CEJIL)

Margarita Rey, Human Rights Advisor, Colombian Mission to the
Organization of American States

Commentator: Juan Carlos Arjona, Humphrey Fellow and Former Coordinator,
Human Rights Program, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico

Tuesday, June 3: Recent Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of
Human Rights: Weighing the Impact and Scope of its Decisions

Elizabeth Abi-Mershed, Principal Specialist, Inter-American Commission
on Human Rights

Antonio Cancado Trindade, Former President, Inter-American Court of
Human Rights

Leonardo A. Crippa, Staff Attorney, Indian Law Resource Center

Rodrigo Durango Cordero, Attorney, Attorney General’s Office, Ecuador

Commentator: Claudia Martin, Co-Director, Academy on Human Rights and
Humanitarian Law
 

The United Nations and the Challenges of Protecting Human Rights in the
21st Century

Friday, June 6: UN Special Procedures: a Conversation with the Experts
on the Future and Impact of these Mechanisms

Santiago Corcuera, UN Rapporteur and Chair, Working Group on Enforced or
Involuntary Disappearances

Gay McDougall, UN Independent Expert on Minority Issues

Vitit Muntarbhorn, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Manfred Nowak, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture

Commentator: Claudio Grossman, Dean, American University Washington
College of Law

Thursday, June 12: Human Rights and the UN Global Counter-Terrorism
Strategy: Hopes and Challenges

Co-Sponsored by: The Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation

Santiago Canton, Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human
Rights

Steve Crawshaw, UN Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch, New York

Ngonlardje Mbaidjol, Director, New York Office of the High Commissioner
for Human Rights

Eric Rosand, Senior Fellow, Center on Global Counterterrorism
Cooperation

Martin Scheinin, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and
Counter-Terrorism

Commentator: Robert K. Goldman, Professor of Law, American University
Washington College of
Law

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