Book Launch, The American Convention on Human Rights: A Commentary

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Book cover The American Convention on Human Rights: A CommentaryThis panel discussion celebrates publication of the first systematic article-by-article commentary in English on the American Convention on Human Rights, the fundamental human rights treaty for the Western Hemisphere.  Authored by two global human rights experts, Professors Ludovic Hennebel and Hélène Tigroudja, the commentary analyzes and evaluates the jurisprudence of the Convention by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the most progressive and activist international human rights court.  Panelists including the authors will offer diverse perspectives on the operation and output of the Inter-American human rights system.

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Photo of Ludovic HennebelLudovic Hennebel is professor of international law at Aix-en-Provence Law School of Aix-Marseille University, France, Director of the Institute for International Humanitarian Studies, and an expert Member of the United Nations’ Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.  He is also the head of a law firm specializing in human rights strategic litigation.


Photo of Hélène Tigroudja Hélène Tigroudja is professor of international law at Aix-en-Provence Law School of Aix-Mariseille University, France, academic director of its LL.M. program in international law, and an expert Member of the (UN) Human Rights Committee.  She is currently a Global Professor of Law at NYU School of Law.


Photo of Gerald NeumanGerald L. Neuman (moderator) is the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law, and Director of the Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School. He teaches courses in international human rights law, immigration and nationality law, and U.S. constitutional law. In addition to having served as a Member of the UN Human Rights Committee, Gerald L. Neuman has published widely on issues of human rights law, immigration and nationality law, and U.S. and comparative constitutional law.


Photo of courtney hillebrechtCourtney Hillebrecht is the Samuel Clark Waugh Distinguished Professor of International Relations and an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She also serves as the Director of the Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs and the Faculty Coordinator of the William H. Thompson Scholars Program.  Her most recent book is Saving the International Justice Regimes: Beyond Backlash against International Courts (Cambridge U.P. 2021).


Photo of Victor Madrigal-BorlozVictor Madrigal-Borloz is the United Nations Independent Expert on violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and Eleanor Roosevelt senior visiting researcher at Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program.