Mar 4, 2015
6:30pm - 8:30pm    |    Vanderbilt Hall 204, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

Valid ID and RSVP required. RSVP here or email Audrey.Watne@nyu.edu.  Cheese and Wine will be served.

Please join Law Students for Human Rights and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice for a discussion with Judge Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor Poisot from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.  The lecture explores the core elements of the Inter-American Court’s jurisprudence and the new developments regarding forced disappearances. The jurisprudential development opened by the judgments in the “Honduran Cases” in the late 1980’s, and the adoption of the Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons (1994), has led to 42 judgments of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in cases of forced disappearance, which represents 23% of all cases at the Court. This data allows us to observe the wide spread nature of this phenomenon  in the region and how the issue continues to be raised in the Court today.

About the Speaker:

Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor Poisot is a Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for a term from 2013-2018. He is a senior scholar and professor at the Legal Research Institute at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He is the author of more than 10 books, 100 articles and other academic publications on constitutional, international, and human rights law. His recent books are: The Direct Justiciability of Economic, Social and cultural rights (2014) and Jurisprudential Dialogue on Human Rights between Constitutional Tribunals and International Courts (2013).

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