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Human Rights Workshop: Current Issues and Events

Spring 2015
Workshops are held at 12:10 pm at the Yale Law School. Please noteroom numbers for each session below as they may be different throughout the semester. Background readings
will beposted at least one week prior to workshop presentation.

For more information, contact the Schell Center at 203-432-7480 or

January 29

Darryl Li
YLS '09, Associate Research Scholar in Law and Robina Foundation Visiting Human Rights Fellow, Yale Law School
Rethinking Jihad and International Law

February 5
(Room 120)

Daniel Bonilla
LLM '00, YLS '05, Associate Professor, Universidad de los Andes School of Law

The Political Economy of Legal Knowledge


February 12
(Room 122)

David Kennedy
Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School
"Law, Expertise and Struggle"


February 19
(Faculty Lounge)

Pardiss Kebriael
Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
"Litigating U.S. Targeted Killing of U.S. Citizens"

[Reading 1] [Reading 2] [Reading 3] [Reading 4]

February 26
(Faculty Lounge)

Martha F. Davis, Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
Johanna Kalb, Visiting Associate Professor of Law and Director, Arthur Liman Public Interest Program, Yale Law School
Risa E. Kaufman, Executive Director, Human Rights Institute and Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia Law School
"Bringing Human Rights Home: Building the U.S. Human Rights Movement"


March 5
(Faculty Lounge)

Janie Chuang
Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
"Giving as Governance? Funding Modern-Day Slavery Abolitionism"

March 26 (Faculty Lounge) Ron Slye
Professor, Seattle University School of Law
"An Outsider's View from the Inside: Reflections on Kenya's Truth Commission"

April 2
(Faculty Lounge)

Frédéric Mégret
Associate Professor and Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Law, McGill University and Canada Research Chair in the Law of Human Rights and Legal Pluralism
"Human Rights and Big Data"

[Reading 1] [Reading 2] [Reading 3] [Reading 4]

April 16
(Room 120)

Rod Sanjabi
Executive Director, Iran Human Rights Documentation Center
"Corruption and the Rule of Law in Iran Today"

[Reading 1] [Links to additional readings]

April 23
(Room 120)

Julieta Lemaitre
Associate Professor of Law, Universidad de los Andes, and Robina Foundation Visiting Human Rights Fellow, Yale Law School
"After the War: Conversations on Injury, Identity and Reparations with Internally Displaced Women in Colombia"