Prof. Philip Alston and Prof. Margaret Satterthwaite Join ASIL Panel on HR Fact-Finding
April 4, 2013

Prof. Philip Alston and Prof. Margaret Satterthwaite joined a panel on Human Rights Fact-Finding at the American Society of International Law 107th Annual meeting.  CHRGJ is focusing it’s work during 2012-2014 on the Initiative on Human Rights Fact-Finding, Methods, and Evidence.

Panel on the Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding

9:45 am – 11:15 am Rooms 12, 13 & 14

Cosponsored by the Human Rights Interest Group, the Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict, the International Refugee Law Interest Group, the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Interest Group, the International Criminal Law Interest Group, the Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law Interest Group, the International Legal Research Interest Group, and the International Disability Rights Interest Group Recent years have seen a proliferation of innovative methods of human rights fact-finding and analysis, from spatial mapping to statistics. At the same time, however, there has been a serious backlash against human rights reporting. Critics have disputed the reliability of human rights fact-finding methodologies and interpretive techniques, questioned the rigor of human rights investigations, and denied the accuracy of reported findings. This panel will explore the opportunities and challenges of the current era of human rights fact-finding.

Moderator: Philip Alston, New York University School of Law



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