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2014 Human Rights Month  

 

 
Human Rights Month is an annual event that features conferences, workshops, a film festival, and a discussion of recent publications in the human rights sector. Through Human Rights Month, the Academy provides a forum for the education and discussion of human rights theory. Participants have the opportunity to share first hand experiences, as well as network with fellow practitioners, scholars, and activists in the field.

2014 Human Rights Month Panels

Thursday, May 29
Commissions of Inquiry: their history, impact and relevance for human rights and humanitarian law

Tuesday, June 3
Peace Process and Human Rights in Colombia

Thursday, June 5
The interaction between the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights: What will change after the accession of the EU to the European Convention on Human Rights

Tuesday, June 10
The Belo Monte Case: Challenges and Opportunities for the Protection of Human Rights and the Environment in the Inter-American Human Rights System

Thursday, June 12
Current debate on the ‘strengthening’ of the Inter-American System

FILM FESTIVAL

 

XVIII Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition

  • Monday, May 19 - Wednesday, May 21, 8:30 am - 6:30 pm, Preliminary Oral Rounds
  • Thursday, May 22, 9:00 am - 11:30 pm, Semifinal Oral Round
  • Friday, May 23, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Final Oral Round

Thursday, May 29
Commissions of Inquiry: their history, impact and relevance for human rights and humanitarian law

 

Jamie Williamson, Legal Adviser, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland

Jared Genser, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC

Moderator:

Roberta Cohen, Senior Advisor, Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, Brookings Institution, Washington DC

12:30-2pm, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachussetts Ave, NW, Rm. 603


Tuesday, June 3
Peace Process and Human Rights in Colombia

 

Virginia M. Bouvier, Senior Program Officer for Latin America, United States Institute of Peace, Washington DC (invited)

Luis Carlos Villegas, Ambassador, The Embassy of Colombia, Washington, DC

Rodrigo Uprimny, Director, Research Center for Law, Justice and Society (DeJusticia), Bogota, Colombia

José Miguel Vivanco, Director, Americas’ Division, Human Rights Watch, Washington DC (invited)

Moderator:

Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Professorial Lecturer in Residence and Co-Director, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington DC

12:30-2pm, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachussetts Ave, NW, Rm. 603


Thursday, June 5
The interaction between the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights: What will change after the accession of the EU to the European Convention on Human Rights

Gisella Gori, Senior Political Advisor, Delegation of the European Union to the United States, Washington, DC (invited)

Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen, Professor of law, Ecole de droit de la Sorbonne, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France

Leo Zwaak, Retired Associate Professor, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM), Utrecht University, Maarsen, The Netherlands (invited)

Moderator:

Fernanda Nicola , Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law, Wasington DC

12:30-2pm, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachussetts Ave, NW, Rm. 603


Tuesday, June 10
The Belo Monte Case: Challenges and Opportunities for the Protection of Human Rights and the Environment in the Inter-American Human Rights System

Breno Dias da Costa, Interim Representative of Brazil, Organization of American States (OAS), Washington DC (invited)

Marcos A. Orellana, Senior Attorney and Director, Human Rights and Environment Program, The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), Washington DC

Moderator:

Astrid Puentes Riaño, Co-Executive Director, Asociación Interamericana para la Defensa del Ambiente (AIDA)

12:30-2pm, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachussetts Ave, NW, Rm. 603


Thursday, June 12
Current debate on the ‘strengthening’ of the Inter-American System

 

Carlos Ayala Corao, Former President, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (invited)

Emilio Álvarez Icaza, Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States (OAS), Washington DC (invited)

Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Secretary, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Organization of American States (OAS), San José, Costa Rica

Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director, Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), Washington DC

Moderator:

Claudia Martin, Professorial Lecturer in Residence and Co-Director, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington DC

12:30-2pm, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachussetts Ave, NW, Rm. 603


     
Film Festival

Wednesday, May 28

TBC

Time: 12:30
Rm. 603


Wednesday, June 4

TBC

Time: 12:30
Rm. 603

 

Wednesday, June 11

TBC

Time: 12:30
Rm. 603