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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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Myanmar

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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Criminal Justice & Health and Human Rights

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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September 13, 2018

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September 11, 2018

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September 24, 2018

The Inter-American Human Rights System: Impact, Challenges, and Perspectives

WCC 3011

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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October 22, 2018

There Are No Dead Here: A Story of Murder and Denial in Colombia (Book Talk)

WCC 3007

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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