Apr 14 - 15, 2016
2:15pm - 5:00pm    |    Furman Hall 328, 245 Sullivan Street, New York City


Papers submitted to CHRGJ will be presented on Thursday, April 14 (Furman Hall 328)

Papers submitted to IILJ will be presented on Friday, April 15 (Furman Hall 604). 

The CHRGJ presentation schedule can be found below.

The event is free and open to the public. Valid ID and RSVP are required. Please RSVP here or email Anam Salem. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. 

CHRGJ’s 13th annual International Law and Human Rights Emerging Scholarship Conference, presented in conjunction with the Institute for International Law and Justice provides an opportunity for current NYU School of Law JD, LLM, and JSD students to present 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.
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Schedule Thursday

Panel 1 (2:30-3:30pm)

Christina Holder:

From Accountability to Justice: Elevating Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in UN Fact-Finding

Commentators: Philip Alston (NYU – CHRGJ) & Allison Corkery (Center for Economic and Social Rights)

Lara Sofia Romero:

Payday Lending Regulations Ignore Women of Color: How an international human rights framework could help

Commentators: Philip Alston (NYU – CHRGJ) & Shawn Sebastian (Center for Popular Democracy)

Panel 2: (3:45 – 4:45pm)

Jacob Hutt:

On Detail: A Critical Examination of Presenting Sexual Violence

Commentators: Sally Merry (NYU – CHRGJ) & Susana Fried (Independent Expert)

Nabil Ansari:

Legal Restrictions on Civil Society: Reconciling the Freedom of Association with Counterterrorism and State Sovereignty

Commentators: Sally Merry (NYU – CHRGJ) & Daniel Simons (Open Societies Foundation)

Panel 3 (5:00-6:00pm)

Fraser Birrell Grier:

Towards a human rights based approach to the transnational investigation, seizure and recovery of assets stolen by former dictators   

Commentators: Kevin Davis (NYU Law) & Cristián Correa

Olivia Ensign:

Speaking Truth to Power: An Analysis of American Truth Telling Efforts vis-à-vis the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission    

Commentators: Mark Sanders (NYU CompLit) & Rob Howse (NYU Law)

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