11th Annual Emerging Human Rights Scholarship Conference

March 27, 2014, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Furman Hall, Room 604
245 Sullivan Street

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This event is free and open to the public

Valid ID is required. Please RSVP to Audrey Watne at watnea@exchange.law.nyu.edu Light snacks and refreshments will be served. 

CHRGJ’s 11th annual Emerging Human Rights Scholarship Conference, part of the International Law and Human Rights Scholarship Conference with the Institute for International Law and Justice  provides an opportunity for current NYU School of Law JD, LLM, and JSD students to present of papers, and to foster discussion and debate on a broad set of international law and human rights issues. The purpose of the conference is to encourage the development of scholarship by giving students an opportunity to present papers and works-in-progress in a constructive and collaborative environment.

Selected students will  briefly present their papers or works-in-progress at the conference, and will receive comments from an interdisciplinary group of faculty members and leading practitioners. In addition, one student will be awarded the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice Emerging Scholar Essay Prize for the best paper on human rights.

Featured speakers: Philip Alston (NYU, CHRGJ), Ira Belkin (NYU, US-ALI), Ioana Cismas (CHRGJ), Brian Dooley (Human Rights First), Cynthia Estlund (NYU), Sumit Galhotra (Committee to Protect Journalists), Ryan Goodman (NYU, CHRGJ), Amanda Klasing (Human Rights Watch), Isabelle Lassée (CHRGJ), Christopher McCrudden (Michigan Law, Queens University, NYU Straus Institute), Félix Reátegui (International Center for Transitional Justice), Margaret Satterthwaite (NYU, CHRGJ), Karla Torres (Center for Reproductive Rights).

 

Schedule:

Welcome Remarks       9:00 am

Panel 1: Self-Determination and Human Rights 9:05-9:55 am
Ashley Fernandez, The Arab Spring: A New Season for Self-Determination 
Alvin Cheung, Road to Nowhere: Hong Kong’s Democratisation and China’s Obligations under Public International Law

10 Minute Break

Panel 2: Regulatory Approaches to Human Rights Implementation: Global and Local 10:05-10:50 am
Rebecca Sheff, Operationalizing the Best Interests Principle in India’s Child Protection System
Sarah Macrory, Closing Global Governance Gaps?  Regulatory Responses to the Rana Plaza Factory Collapse in Bangladesh of April 2013

15 Minute Break

Panel 3: Reproductive Rights and Treaty Interpretation 11:05-11:50 am
Lisa Sangoi, A Human Rights Critique of the Use of the Chemical Endangerment Statute in Alabama to Prosecute Pregnant Women for their Drug Use
Alyson Zureick, (En)gendering Suffering: Denial of Abortion as a Form of Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment

10 Minute Break

Panel 4: Truth and Media in Transitional Justice 12:00-12:45 pm
Sam Burke, Searching for the Right to Truth: The Impact of International Human Rights Law on National Transitional Justice Policies
Anji Manivannan, Ending Black January: Opening Political Spaces for the Media to Enact Creative Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka

Closing Remarks 12:45-12:50 pm