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October 20, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
“Don’t Look Away: Images of Systematic Torture in the Syrian Regime”
12:00- 1:00 p.m.
Austin Hall 100 North
Harvard Law School
As the humanitarian crisis in Syria deepens, this panel will explore the role of photography in documenting and raising international awareness about torture, mass killings, and other atrocities committed by the Assad regime. An exhibit of 30 images taken by a former Syrian military police photographer, code named “Caesar” and tasked with photographing corpses of victims who died inside facilities run by the Assad regime, will be on display for two weeks following the panel. The images are part of a cache of 55,000 photographs taken between 2011 and 2013, and smuggled out of Syria in 2014.
Panelists: Stephen J. Rapp, Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issue; Mouaz Moustafa, Executive Director, Syrian Emergency Task Force; Tyler Jess Thompson, Policy Director, United for A Free Syria; Naomi Kikoler, Deputy Director, Center for Prevention of Genocide, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; Susan Farbstein, Co-director, International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School
Sponsored by the Human Rights Program, Office of Public Interest Advising, and HLS Advocates for Human Rights
January 26, 2015
The following publication opportunity comes via Prof. Jure Vidmar, a former Visiting Fellow at HRP, and an editor of the Hague Yearbook of International Law:
Deadline: 1 March 2015.
We welcome articles (8,000-20,000 words) and shorter commentaries (4,000-7,000 words) on any aspect of private or public international law, written in either English or French. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. More information is available here.
October 4, 2013
October 7, 2013
“The Act of Killing”
Please join us for a panel discussion of “The Act of Killing,” a documentary film that explores a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes. Panelists include: the film’s director, Joshua Oppenheimer; Professor Robb Moss, of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard; Professor Alex Whiting, of Harvard Law School; and Professor Mary Steedly, of the Department of Anthropology at Harvard.
NOTE: The Harvard Film Archive will be showing the director’s cut of the film on October 5, 2013 at 7 p.m. You are encouraged to have seen the film before attending the panel discussion.
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