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Criminal Justice and Health

International human rights law recognizes the right of everyone—including incarcerated people—to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.…

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Armed Conflict & Civilian Protection

The international community has increasingly sought to prevent civilian casualties during armed conflict and to mitigate the harm suffered afterward. …

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Even as the political arena in Myanmar opens up, violent abuses continue in conflict zones, and questions persist about whether the rule of law will take hold and what will be done about past abuses.…

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Accountability Litigation

Survivors of grave human rights violations have used the Alien Tort Statute to seek justice in U.S. courts when redress might otherwise be unavailable in their home countries.…

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Business & Human Rights

The relationship between business and human rights is of central importance in our increasingly globalized economy. Still, debates rage about the responsibility.…

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UN Treaty Bodies

The number of UN treaty bodies has increased over time. So has their importance, as the end of the Cold War enabled them to adopt more effective working methods for evaluating and declaring human rights violations.…

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Human Rights and the Environment

Since the early 1990s, the international community has increasingly accepted the inextricable link between human rights and the environment. …

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February 6, 2019

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January 30, 2019

What Counts as a Crime Against Humanity?

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February 25, 2019

The First Smartphone Genocide? Incitement of Rome Statute Crimes in the Facebook Era

WCC B010 Singer Classroom

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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February 23, 2019

Conference on Poverty and Inequality

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government

8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

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