Harvard Law School

2017 Apr 10

One year in: An examination of Myanmar’s democratic transition

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

WCC 4059 Harvard Law School

 

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.

2017 Mar 29

Is There Public Reason in Strasbourg Human Rights Analysis?

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

WCC 3036 Harvard Law School

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.

2017 Mar 21

Human Rights in the U.S. under President Trump

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

WCC 3034

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.

2017 Mar 20

A Year In: Examining Myanmar’s Democratic Transition

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

WCC 4059 Harvard Law School

 

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.

2017 Apr 13

Screening and Discussion of “Private Revolutions: Young, Female, Egyptian”

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Pound 101 Harvard Law School

 

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.

 

2017 Mar 29

A talk by Wojciech Sadurski

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

WCC 3036 Harvard Law School

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.”

2017 Mar 27

What Islam, Whose Islam? The Struggle for Women’s Right to Equality and Justice in Muslim Contexts

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

WCC B015 Harvard Law School

Please join us for a talk by Zainah Anwar, of Musawah, who will speak on the challenges faced by women’s groups living in Muslim contexts and their struggle to reform laws and practices made in the name of Islam that discriminate against women.

Stuck in legal limbo-Some Syrian refugees in Jordan lack documentation, so they wait and wait

February 28, 2017

 

When human rights clinical instructor Anna Crowe first began documenting the legal challenges faced by Syrian refugees in Jordan, she found a tangled system that put their lives on hold. Thousands of refugees, stuck in legal limbo, were vulnerable to risks ranging from statelessness to relocation to refugee camps.

2017 Mar 09

Screening and Discussion of “What Tomorrow Brings

3:55pm

Location: 

WCC 1023

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.

2017 Feb 23

“Uncertain Protection”: A film screening and discussion of human rights in investment law

4:00pm to 7:50pm

Location: 

WCC1010

 

The Harvard Law SJD Forum presents Under Rich Earth, the award-winning chronicle of an extraordinary clash between Ecuadorian farmers and company-hired paramilitaries deep in the cloud forest. Together, Under Rich Earth and the related Copper Mesa Mining Corporation v. Republic of Ecuador arbitration decision serve as a vivid case study on the challenges and controversies surrounding investment arbitration, human rights and development.

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