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February 23, 2015
TODAY: “Mediation, Human Rights and the Rule of Law: Challenges Facing the UN’s Mediation Support Unit”
February, 23, 2015
“Mediation, Human Rights and the Rule of Law: The Challenges facing the UN’s Mediation Support Unit”
A brown bag discussion with Mark Muller Stuart, Q.C.
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Light lunch will be served
Mark Muller Stuart QC currently works with the UN Department of Political Affairs Mediation Support Unit. He is a senior advocate associated with Doughty Street Chambers in London and the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh, where he specializes in public international law, criminal, terrorism and human rights related litigation. Muller regularly advises numerous international bodies on humanitarian and conflict resolution related issues.
Co-sponsors: Harvard Law and Development Society and the Harvard National Security Law Association
February 13, 2015
February 13, 2015
“Colombia’s Peace Process: Decision Time”
Please join us for a talk by Christian Voelkel, a Senior Analyst with the International Crisis Group, a non-governmental organization committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict. Christian has been based in Bogotá with the Crisis Group since 2011 and focused on Colombia and the Andean region since 2004. He will offer insights into ongoing peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC, the country’s largest guerrilla group, focusing specifically on the challenges of finding a sustainable transitional justice model and managing FARC’s transition to civilian life.
February 12, 2015
Today is packed with powerful events, starting at noon with Harvard Students for Inclusion’s two-day symposium, “Law School Matters: Reassessing Legal Education Post-Ferguson,” with a retrospective of race and social movements at HLS. In the early evening, starting at 5:15 p.m., there will be a teach-in on contextualization in legal education.
Finally, at 7:30 p.m., join the Muslim Law Students Association for dinner and a panel discussion on “The Role of Lawyers in Enabling and Justifying Torture,” featuring clinical instructor Deborah Popowski, professor of practice Alex Whiting and Center for Constitutional Rights’ Wells Dixon.
February 11, 2015
February 12, 2014
“The Role of Lawyers in Enabling and Justifying Torture”
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Dinner will be served
Please join Alex Whiting, Deborah Popowski, and Wells Dixon as they discuss the role of lawyers in authorizing the post-9/11 US torture program. The panelists will speak about their experiences litigating torture cases, explore ways in which individuals implicated in torture can be held accountable, and discuss possible institutional reforms in legal pedagogy and curriculum at HLS aimed at producing more morally-conscious and ethical leaders.
February 4, 2015
February 5, 2015
“The Right to Health?”
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
There have been recent calls to establish a framework convention on health grounded in the human right to health. But is there really a human right to health? If there is, what does it entitle us to, and how do we decide? John Tasioulas, Professor and Director of the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy, and Law in The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London, will offer new answers to these questions, and will further argue that global health policy has to be responsive to all human rights, not just the right to health, and that we must address more than human rights in order to create effective global health policy. Professor Tasioulas is the 2014-2015 Lisa Goldberg Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. I. Glenn Cohen, Faculty Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, BioTechnology and BioEthics, will respond.
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