A year into Myanmar’s democratic transition, please join us for a talk by Matthew Bugher, an HLS alumnus with investigative experience into international crimes in Myanmar. Matt will discuss his experience with accountability efforts in the country, including a major investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity. He will also discuss the possibilities and challenges facing effort to establish an international commission of inquiry for decades of violations as well as those that have occurred during the past year. Read more about One year in: An examination of Myanmar’s democratic transition
Please join us for a talk by Wojciech Sadurski, Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School, as well as the Challis Professor in Jurisprudence at the University of Sydney Law School, who will explore whether analysis by the European Court of Human Rights of permissible limitations on protected rights can be interpreted as consistent with the liberal ideal of public reason. Read more about Is There Public Reason in Strasbourg Human Rights Analysis?
Please join us for a talk with Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno, Deputy Washington Director for Human Rights Watch, on human rights in the U.S. under the Trump administration. Ms McFarland Sanchez-Moreno will reflect on the President’s policies that would harm rights protections, and his positions vis-à-vis institutions of law that are essential to the functioning of democracy. She will discuss how Human Rights Watch is responding to these challenges, and consider broader questions arising about the role of the human rights movement today. Lunch will be provided.
Please join us for a talk by May Sabe Phyu, a Kachin leader and a winner of the State Department’s “International Woman of Courage” award. She will discuss efforts to prevent violence against women; the ongoing armed conflicts in Kachin and Shan States; and how peace activists are attempting to address entrenched militarization in the country. Read more about A Year In: Examining Myanmar’s Democratic Transition
Please join us for a screening of “Private Revolutions: Young, Female, Egyptian”, a documentary that chronicles over two years the lives of four young Egyptian women from various social backgrounds who are fighting for their rights and for change after the revolution.
Please join us for a talk by Wojciech Sadurski, a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School, as well as the Challis Professor in Jurisprudence at the University of Sydney Law School and a Professor at the University of Warsaw, Centre for Europe. His interests include jurisprudence, legal theory, philosophy of law, political philosophy, constitutional theory, and comparative constitutionalism. His most recent books include “Constitutionalism and the Enlargement of Europe,” “Equality and Legitimacy,” and “Rights before Courts.”
Please join us for a screening of “What Tomorrow Brings,” the third in a film series presented by Islamic Legal Studies: Law and Social Change about women, rights, and activism in the Muslim world. The documentary explores how, in the remote, conservative Afghan village of Deh Subz, the very first girls’ school opens across the street from an all boys’ madrassa, challenging centuries-old social traditions against the backdrop of the U.S. withdrawal from the war on terror.