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Human Rights Workshop: Current Issues and Events

Spring 2014

Workshops will be held at 12:15 pm. Room 129. Background readings
are posted approximately one week prior to presentation.

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

January 30

Terri Givens
Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Legislating Equality: The Politics of Antidiscrimination Policy in Europe

[Reading] [Reading] [Reading]

February 14

Fernando Muñoz
JSD '11, Assistant Professor, Universidad Austral de Chile
Morning-After Decisions: Legal Mobilization against Emergency Contraception in Chile

February27 Luis Moreno Ocampo
Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University
Global Order through Law: Learning from Darfur, Gaddafi, Kenya, Colombia, Korea and Palestine Situation

[Reading 1] [Reading 2]
March 6
Robert Sloane
March 13 James A. Goldston
Executive Director, Open Society Justice Initiative
New Rules for the Rule of Law: How a Venerable Concept Can Contribute to Justice in Troubled Times

[Reading 1] [Reading 2] [Reading 3] [Reading 4] [Reading 5]

April 3

Laura Saldivia Menajovsky
Human Rights and Constitutional Law Professor, University of Palermo, National University of La Matanza, and National University of General Sarmiento, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Right to Gender Identity in Argentina: Its Context, Originality, and the Need for Its GlobalDiffusion

April 10 Tom Dannenbaum
Research Scholar in Law and Robina Foundation Human Rights Fellow
The Meaning of Fighting in an Illegal War and International Law's Dissonant Treatment of the Soldier's Forced to Do It

April 17


Valerie Belarus Gagnon

Research Scholar in Law and Knight Law and Media Scholar, Information Society Project, Yale Law School
April 24

David C. Fathi
Director, ACLU National Prison Project
Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons, Jails, and other Places of Detention

[Reading 1] [Reading 2]