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Past Events

Venice Academy of Human Rights: Judicial Legitimacy and the Rule of Law

July 7, 2014, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Monastery of San Nicolò
Venice- Lido, Italy

Judicial Legitimacy and the Rule of Law Including Professor Philip Alston on faculty. Over the last decades, courts and tribunals have increased in an unprecedented way. Entire new legal orders have been promoted, if not created, by courts and tribunals and have been accompanied by new theories of integration, constitutionalisation and the exercise of public  More»

Essex Summer School in Human Rights Research Methods Featuring Faculty Director Meg Satterthwaite

June 30, 2014, 9:00am - 5:00pm

University of Essex Human Rights Centre
Colchester Campus

The Human Rights Centre is running a pioneering six-day summer school on methods for human rights research: Dates: 30 June to 5 July 2014 Location: Colchester Campus Keynote lecture Professor Harold Hongju Koh, 22nd Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State and Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School Overview Despite the  More»

Fact-Finding, Investigations, and Research: Convergence and Divergence in the Human Rights Field

June 24, 2014, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

139 MacDougal street, 5th floor

Fact-Finding, Investigations, and Research: Convergence and Divergence in the Human Rights Field  12:30-2:00, Tuesday June 24, 2014 Wilf Hall, 5th floor conference room. RSVP to Audrey Watne at by June 20th to be guaranteed entry. Lunch will be served and seating is limited. This session, presented by Professor Margaret Satterthwaite, will begin by presenting  More»

Law in the Time of Cholera: The UN’s Responsibility for Violations of the Right to Health in Haiti

June 11, 2014, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Wilf 5th Floor Conference Room
139 MacDougal Street
New York, NY

About the Talk: The outbreak of cholera in Haiti in 2010 has resulted in tens of thousands of individuals being denied their human right to health. Under the right to health, states or other sovereign powers are under the duties to protect, promote, and fulfill individuals’ rights to a healthy life. Those duties give rise  More»