Apr 3 - 5, 2017
4/3/2017 11:00am - 5:00pm, 4/5/2017 11:00am - 5:00pm    |    Wilf Hall 512, 139 MacDougal Street, New York, NY

Please RSVP here and bring ID to access NYU building.

This event is free and open to the public.
Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.


Every year, CHRGJ hosts an impressive group of visiting scholars engaged in research that shapes in fundamental ways how we think about and advocate for human rights and global justice. They are an integral part of the Center, and our biannual forums are opportunities for the broader community to learn about and engage more deeply with their work. Our two-day spring forum will feature scholars discussing projects in various stages. Academics, practitioners, students, stakeholders, and members of the broader community are welcome to attend. Presentations will be followed by comments from discussants and audience members. Précis will be available to those who RSVP.

Below is the schedule for the first day of the forum. For the April 5 schedule, click here.


Monday, April 3


11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

The Kosovo Relocated Specialist Judicial Institution: Another International Experiment in the Sui Generis Case of Kosovo

Rudina Jasini

Discussant: Ruti Teitel, Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law, New York Law School


12:00 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.

The Invisibilization of Social and Economic Rights in Transitional Justice: New Evidence from the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia

Tine Destrooper

Discussant: Pablo de Greiff, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of the right to truth, justice, reparations, and guarantees of non-recurrence


Lunch Break


2:00 p.m. –  2:55 p.m.

The Terrorism of Counterterrorism: The Use and Abuse of Ethiopia’s Anti-Terrorism Law, a Case Study

Zelalem Kibret

Discussant: Ryan Goodman, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law, NYU School of Law


3:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.

The Uncounted: Politics and Visibility of Data in Global Health

Meg Davis

Discussant: Sally Merry, Silver Professor of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts and Science & Affiliated Professor, NYU School of Law


4:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.

A Moral Basis for the Right to Housing in North America 

Terry Skolnik

Discussant: Jeremy Waldron, University Professor, NYU School of Law


Wednesday, April 5


11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

The Financing of UN Peace Operations: A Back Door for the EU to Invigorate its Leadership in Foreign and Human Rights Policy?

Francesco Presutti

Discussant: Alexandra Novosseloff, Visiting Scholar, Center on International Cooperation, New York University


12:00 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.

The United Nations and the Global Push for LGBTI Equality

Charles Radcliffe

Discussant: Margaret Satterthwaite, Professor of Clinical Law, NYU School of Law


Lunch Break


3:00 p.m. –  3:55 p.m.

Banging your Head against a Stone Wall: The Battle of the Special Rapporteur over Women’s Human Rights in Iran

Delaram Farzaneh

Discussant: Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law, NYU School of Law


4:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.

Police Violence as Organized Crime: Developing a Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Framework for Addressing Chronic State Security Abuse

Fernando Delgado

Discussant: Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law, NYU School of Law


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