The Human Rights Program organizes dozens of events annually, ranging from formal lectures to brown bag lunches to workshops and panels. Speakers include advocates, scholars, government officials, community leaders, and policymakers. We often collaborate with students groups and other schools and programs on campus to sponsor events.
October 21, 2015
“Don’t Look Away: Images of Systematic Torture in the Syrian Regime”
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;
James Hooper, Managing Director, Public International Law & Policy Group
October 26, 2015
“The Impact of the European Court of Human Rights Case Law on Democratization Processes in Eastern Europe”
Please join us for a brown bag discussion with Judge Anna Yudkivska, who has served as a judge on the European Court of Human Rights since 2010 and has been involved in the human rights movement since 1994. She has been a defense attorney and a judge in Ukraine, as well as an Associate Professor at the Academy of Advocacy, Ukraine, and holds a PhD in Law from the University of Strasbourg. This event is being co-sponsored by Ukrainian Research Institute and Harvard University.
October 27, 2015
“Refugees and Crisis in Europe and the Americas”
As refugee flows out of the Middle East, Africa and Central America grab our attention, this panel explores the legal and normative frameworks that apply to refugees and their reception, and the inadequate government responses to the current crises. Panelists: Prof. Deborah Anker, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Harvard Law School Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program; Prof. Dr. Iris Goldner Lang, Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School; Prof. Gerald Neuman, the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law Co-Director, Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School. Sponsored by the Human Rights Program and the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic.