ABA International Human Rights e-Brief, 13 June 2011 / Issue No. 452

ABA International Human Rights e-Brief
13 June 2011 / Issue No. 452

  • Bulletin Board
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  • Job, Fellowship and Volunteer Postings
  • Educations Courses & Conferences

Bulletin Board

WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR

 

Sunday, June 12th was World Day Against Child Labor.  The ILO’s most recent global estimate is that 115 million children are involved in hazardous work. This is work that by its nature or the circumstances in which it is carried out, is likely to harm children’s health, safety or morals. Children working in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to such risks and the problem is global, affecting industrialized as well as developing countries.

Learn more: http://www.ilo.org/global/meetings-and-events/events/world-day-against-child-labour/2011/lang–en/index.htm

 

IN THE DOCK: Defence Rights at the ICC

The International Bar Association (IBA) International Criminal Court (ICC) Programme has released a new film on defence rights at the ICC. Please find more information on the film and its launch by visiting http://www.ibanet.org/Article/Detail.aspx?ArticleUid=4B9CD7F3-9185-4EBC-B40B-D54B8CC8D01E

To watch the film Click here

 

IMPOWR Volunteers

Posted: 5/25/11

The ABA Section of International Law’s International Models Project on Women’s Rights (IMPOWR) is looking for volunteers to become Contributing Editors and Review Board Members. IMPOWR is a new initiative to establish a global collaborative database on women’s rights under law. It promises to play a unique role in supporting the worldwide implementation of the principles underlying the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). IMPOWR seeks experienced lawyers and law students with a depth of knowledge in foreign legal systems and national laws pertaining to gender equality in one or more of the topic areas covered in the database: CEDAW status; civil life (citizenship, voting rights, etc.); healthcare; marriage and family relations (marital rights, custody, inheritance, etc.); economic and social life (access to education, employment, property ownership, etc.); crimes and violence (trafficking, domestic violence, etc.); and access to justice. Volunteers will serve as “Contributing Editors” to perform research and develop content for the database. Review Board Members will review the database content for relevancy and accuracy.

Those interested in volunteering can complete the volunteer information form online www.impowr.org/volunteer or contact International Projects Director Christina Heid (christina.heid@americanbar.org) for additional information and indicate their substantive interest and background.

 

NEW RESOURCE: Human Rights in the United States: A Dictionary and Documents

This guide to Human Rights in the United States is a two-volume set offering easy to grasp explanations of the basic concepts and laws in the field, with emphasis on human rights in the historical, political, and legal experience of the United States. This indispensable resource surveys the legal protection of human dignity in the United States, examines the sources of human rights norms, cites key legal cases, explains the role of international governmental and non-governmental organizations, and charts global, regional, and UN human rights measures.

 

For more information please click on:

http://www.researchandmarkets.com/product/c3b7ca19/human_rights_in_the_united_states_a_dictiona

 

NEWSLETTER: War Crimes Prosecution Watch, Volume 6, Issue 4 – May 23, 2011

War Crimes Prosecution Watch is a bi-weekly e-newsletter that compiles official documents and articles from major news sources detailing and analyzing salient issues pertaining to the investigation and prosecution of war crimes throughout the world.

To read the newsletter visit: http://publicinternationallawandpolicygroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/wcpw_vol06_issue04.html

 

Human Rights News

 

SPANISH JUDGE ISSUES HISTORIC INDICTMENT AND ARREST WARRANTS AGAINST

20 DEFENDANTS IN JESUITS MASSACRE CASE

 

San Francisco, CA — Today, a Spanish judge issued a 77-page indictment and arrest warrants for 20

Salvadoran ex-officers who have been charged with crimes against humanity and state terrorism for their

role in the murders of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper, and her sixteen year old daughter in 1989. The

defendants were all members of the Salvadoran military, including several who were in the High

Command. The highest ranking defendant, Rafael Humberto Larios, was the Minister of Defense at the

time of the massacre. Also indicted is General Rafael Bustillo, Colonel Orlando Zepeda who was also

Vice Minister of Defense and Colonel Inocente Orlando Montano who was Vice Minister of Public

Safety.

 

In the lengthy charging document, Judge Eloy Velasco describes the far reaching conspiracy to kill the

Jesuit priests and explains how it was conceived as a military operation at the highest levels of the

Salvadoran Army and Military Intelligence. The defendants, the majority of whom are still residents of

El Salvador, have ten days to surrender to authorities before additional steps will be taken to ensure their

arrest. Colonel Orlando Montano is already in custody.

 

This indictment come almost three years since, the Center for Justice & Accountability (CJA) and the

Spanish Pro Human Rights Association (APDHE) initiated a case before the Spanish National Court for

the murders against members of the Salvadoran military. CJA has been working closely with Spanish and

US authorities to ensure the arrest of the defendants and to expand the case to include six more defendants

who were responsible for the massacre. CJA has presented extensive testimony to the court over the past

few years including expert testimony from Stanford Professor Terry Karl, military expert Colonel Garcia

and Salvadoran Judge Sydney Blanco, among others.

 

On the morning of November 16, 1989, in the midst of a bloody civil war, El Salvador and the world

woke up to the news that six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and the housekeeper’s daughter had been

brutally murdered. A Truth Commission report revealed that the Salvadoran military planned and

committed the crimes against the priests, who were outspoken critics of the military dictatorship. For the

past 21 years, all efforts to obtain justice in El Salvador have been thwarted. In explaining the basis for

the issuance of the indictment and the arrest warrants, the judge explains that any claim of double

jeopardy should fail because the 1990 trial held in El Salvador was a “sham trial.”

 

Read more: http://cja.org/downloads/JesuitsArrestWarrants%20PR.pdf

 

HIGH-PROFILE PANEL URGES NON-CRIMINAL APPROACH TO WORLD DRUG POLICY

The report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which includes former U.N. chief Kofi Annan and past presidents of Mexico, Brazil and Colombia, was swiftly dismissed by the U.S. and Mexico.

By Ken Ellingwood and Brian Bennett, Los Angeles Times

June 1, 2011, 6:41 p.m.

Reporting from Mexico City and Washington—

Calling the global war on drugs a costly failure, a group of high-profile world leaders is urging the Obama administration and other governments to end “the criminalization, marginalization and stigmatization of people who use drugs but do no harm to others.”

A report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which includes former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and past presidents of Mexico, Brazil and Colombia, recommends that governments try new ways of legalizing and regulating drugs, especially marijuana, as a way to deny profits to drug cartels.

The recommendation was swiftly dismissed by the Obama administration and the government of Mexico, which are allied in a violent 4 1/2 -year-old crackdown on cartels that has killed more than 38,000 people in Mexico.

“The U.S. needs to open a debate,” former Colombian President Cesar Gaviria, a member of the panel, said by telephone from New York, where the report is scheduled to be released Thursday. “When you have 40 years of a policy that is not bringing results, you have to ask if it’s time to change it.”

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-mexico-drug-policy-20110602,0,1200377.story

 

Editorial

SYED SAKEEN SGAGZAD’S COURAGE

Published: June 1, 2011

The Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad knew he was a marked man. Mr. Shahzad, who covered national security and terrorism, had received repeated threats from Pakistan’s powerful spy agency. Yet he courageously kept doing his job — until somebody silenced him. His body, his face horribly beaten, was buried on Wednesday.

Suspicion inevitably falls on Inter-Services Intelligence, Pakistan’s chief intelligence agency. For the sake of justice, and the shredded credibility of Pakistan’s government, his murderers must be found quickly and held accountable.

Mr. Shahzad disappeared from Islamabad on Sunday, two days after he published an article suggesting a militant attack on a naval base in Karachi was retaliation for the navy’s attempt to crack down on Al Qaeda militants in the armed forces. American analysts doubt an Al Qaeda cell infiltrated Pakistani security, but they have long worried about individual sympathizers.

Whatever the case, the attack humiliated the ISI and the armed services. They were already fending off allegations that they sheltered Osama bin Laden and criticism for failing to stop the American raid that killed him.

 

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/02/opinion/02thu3.html?_r=2

 

IT’S TIME TO FOCUS ON TRAFFICKING IN LABOUR, URGES NEW REPORT

10 Jun 2011 06:14

Source: member // World Vision International

Trafficking is typically associated with the sex trade. But it is now clear that the sale of people into slavery in the fishing, food processing, domestic work and other industries is the most common form of trafficking and needs far more public attention if it is to be stopped, according to a new report on trafficking in the Mekong region.

World Vision International’s report ‘10 Things You Need To know About Labour Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region’ lays out ten truths about trafficking that most people are unaware of in an effort to broaden debate about trafficking, and just who it is that ends up enslaved and where.

 

Based on findings from other reports as well as case studies collected by World Vision in the course of its efforts to fight trafficking across the region, the report states that across the Asia Pacific region there are an estimated three people trafficked for every 1,000 inhabitants while globally for every person forced into the sex trade, nine are forced to work.

The report states: “Trafficking for labour exploitation is generally not considered as severe a crime as trafficking for sexual exploitation, and there is a high level of impunity for offenders. Victims of labour trafficking are often not identified as such, and instead are detained and deported from the country where the exploitation took place. As a result, the majority of trafficked persons do not have access to assistance or justice, and the traffickers remain free to exploit others.”

To learn more about the Ten Things, the report recommendations for action and to read the case studies of survivors download ‘The Ten Things You Need to Know About Labour Trafficking’ report.

Read more: http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/its-time-to-focus-on-trafficking-for-labour-urges-new-report/

 

BASHIR COMMITTING NEW CRIMES IN DARFUR

UNITED NATIONS — Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir is committing new crimes in Darfur and challenging the authority of the UN Security Council, the chief international warcrimes prosecutor said Wednesday.

“Crimes against humanity and genocide continue unabated in Darfur,” International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo told the Security Council.

He said new air attacks on civilians and killings of ethnic minorities had been carried out in the conflict-stricken western region, where the United Nations says at least 300,000 people have died since an uprising started in 2003.

“These millions of victims displaced are still subjected today to rapes, terror and conditions of life aimed at the destruction of their communities, constituting genocide,” Moreno-Ocampo said.

Bashir has already been charged with genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes by the ICC but refuses to recognize its authority, though his travels have been severely restricted.

“President al-Bashir has learned how to continue to commit crimes challenging the authority of the UN

Security Council,” the prosecutor said in his report to the council on Darfur.

“He did not stop the commission of the genocide against the displaced, but he is blocking the dissemination of information about their fate.”

Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jHhMldIzHhAO6xVuiCuJqXsqtUOA?docId=CNG.4b51b056239693ce4c4888dc9ef63302.8f1

 

CHIQUITA FAILS TO HALT SUIT OVER COLUMBIA TORTURE, MURDER

By Ann Woolner – Jun 3, 2011

Chiquita Brands International Inc. (CQB), owner of the namesake banana label, failed to halt U.S. lawsuits brought by thousands of Colombians who said they or their relatives were tortured or killed by militias the company paid.

U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra in West Palm Beach, Florida, today denied Chiquita’s motion to dismiss some of the claims brought under the Alien Tort Statute and the Torture Victim Protection Act. The civil suits, which have been joined into a single case, seek compensation for the victims.

The Cincinnati-based company was fined $25 million by the U.S. after pleading guilty in March 2007 to engaging in transactions with a terrorist group for paying Colombian paramilitary militias $1.7 million from 1997 to 2004. No executives were charged.

The seven complaints consolidated before Marra cover“several thousand” plaintiffs alleging their family members were killed or tortured by Colombian paramilitary groups in banana-growing regions of the country, according to today’s order. The paramilitaries targeted trade unionists and leftist activists, the judge said.

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-03/chiquita-fails-to-halt-suit-over-colombia-torture-murder.html

 

GADDAFI FACES NEW ICC CHARGES FOR USING RAPE AS WEAPON IN CONFLICT

Chief prosecutor investigates evidence of sexual attacks on women as Britain tells Nato: you must do more

The chief prosecutor of the international criminal court (ICC) is likely to add rape to the war crimes charges against Muammar Gaddafi on the back of mounting evidence that sexual attacks on women are being used as a weapon in the Libyan conflict.

Luis Moreno-Ocampo told reporters at the UN in New York last night there were strong indications that hundreds of women had been raped in the Libyan government clampdown on the popular uprising and that Gaddafi had ordered the violations as a form of punishment.

The prosecutor said there was even evidence that the government had been handing out doses of Viagra to soldiers to encourage sexual attacks. Moreno-Ocampo said rape was a new tactic for the Libyan regime. “That’s why we had doubts at the beginning, but now we are more convinced. Apparently, [Gaddafi] decided to punish, using rape.”

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/08/gaddafi-forces-libya-britain-nato

 

MLADIC SHUNS ‘MONSTROUS’ CHARGES

Ex-Bosnian Serb army head Ratko Mladic has made his first appearance at The Hague war crimes tribunal, but said he would not enter a plea to the “monstrous” and “obnoxious” charges.

He is charged with crimes in the 1992-95 Bosnian war, including the massacre of about 7,500 people in Srebrenica.

Gen Mladic told the court he had been “defending my people and my country”.

He also said he was “gravely ill”, but a court spokeswoman said health checks had shown he was fit to stand trial.

Nerma Jelacic said a variety of tests had been done on Gen Mladic since he arrived at The Hague, but none had turned up any health issues to cause concern.

Gen Mladic, who was arrested last week in Serbia, is charged with genocide, persecution, extermination, murder, deportation, inhumane acts, terror, deportation and hostage-taking, according to the tribunal indictment.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13637360

 

SESELJ CONTEMPT TRIAL CHAOS

Disputes around protective measures for witnesses disrupts case.

By Rachel IrwinInternational Justice – ICTY

TRI Issue 696,

10 Jun 11

The second contempt trial for Serbian nationalist politician Vojislav Seselj ended abruptly at the Hague tribunal this week when one defence witness refused to testify with protective measures and the accused would not call the rest of his witnesses unless their identities were revealed publicly.

When the judges informed Seselj that they could not rescind the protective measures and that he would have to submit this request to the judges hearing his criminal trial, the accused said this was a “brutal violation” of his rights.

“I am a very thorough and patient,” Seselj said. “Once one [contempt trial] is completed, I will prepare myself for the next one, and the next one…your problem is how you are going to get away from that.”

Detained at the tribunal since 2003, Seselj is charged with nine counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity – including murder, torture and forcible transfer – for atrocities carried out in an effort to expel the non-Serb population from parts of Croatia and Bosnia between August 1991 and September 1993. He represents himself in court and remains leader of the Serbian Radical Party, SRS, based in Belgrade.

Seselj’s criminal trial has endured repeated delays since it officially began in November 2007, a full year after the original trial date was postponed due to the defendant’s hunger strike. The defence phase of the case has yet to begin.

Read more: http://iwpr.net/report-news/seselj-contempt-trial-chaos

 

IRISH CHURCH’S FORGOTTEN VICTIMS TAKE CASE TO U.N.

By CAROL RYAN

DUBLIN — For years, it was Ireland’s hidden scandal: an estimated 30,000 women were sent to church-run laundries, where they were abused and worked for years with no pay. Their offense, in the eyes of society, was to break the strict sexual rules of Catholic Ireland, having children outside wedlock.

Although it has been over a decade since their story came to light, the women are still waiting for an apology, and possibly compensation.

Now, an advocacy group, Justice for Magdalenes, which has spent the last two years lobbying the Irish government to investigate the history of the laundries, is taking the case to the United Nations, alleging the abuse amounted to human rights violations, and hoping that an official rebuke from the international body will shame the government into action.

“We don’t take any pleasure in embarrassing the government in this way but we have worked the domestic structure as far as we can and still the government has done nothing,” said James Smith of Boston College, a spokesman for Justice for Magdalenes.

The United Nations is examining Ireland’s human rights record this week as part of the Universal Periodic Review, a review of the human rights records of all 192 member states. The U.N. Committee Against Torture invited Justice for Magdalenes to make a statement in Geneva after reading their submission about the alleged abuses in the laundries.

Maeve O’Rourke, a Harvard Law School human rights fellow, presented the Magdalenes’ case last Friday. She told the committee that the Irish government’s failure to deal with the abuse amounted to continuing degrading treatment in violation of the Convention Against Torture. She also said the state had failed to promptly investigate “a more than 70-year system of torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of women and girls in Ireland’s Magdalene laundries.”

The story of the Magdalene women was uncovered in 1993 when a religious order in Dublin cashed in on the booming Irish property market and sold a portion of its land to a developer. The bodies of 155 women who had died in the laundry were exhumed from unmarked graves and the media began to ask questions. The story went made international headlines with the release of Peter Mullan’s 2002 film “The Magdalene Sisters.”

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/25/world/europe/25iht-abuse25.html?_r=1

 

Job, Fellowship, and Volunteer Postings

ABA-SIL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE JOB BOARD

The ABA-SIL Human Rights Committee is pleased to announce a comprehensive new Job Board consisting of web pages for potential employment opportunities from dozens of international human rights NGOs. The job board was developed by ABA member Ellen J. Tabachnick. It can be accessed from the Committee Resource module in the lower right column of our committee’s home page at http://www.abanet.org/dch/committee.cfm?com=IC950000.

 

THE ARIEL F. SALLOWS CHAIR OF HUMAN RIGHTS

University of Saskatchewan – College of Law

The Sallows Chair will be of interest to outstanding candidates who have made distinguished contributions to research and/or practice in human rights; the candidate must have the academic qualifications required for an academic appointment. Past holders include Penelope Andrews, Marilou McPhedran, Virginia Leary, Paul Mahoney, Shelley Wright, the late Martin Ennals, Rebecca Wallace, Abdullah An-Na’im, Nihal Jayawickrama, Francisco Forrest Martin and Roy Adams.

Successful candidates for the Chair will be in residence in the College of Law, and it is normally expected that the candidate will pursue a research program, teach a course or seminar, give a public lecture and oversee the planning for a conference. Tenure will normally be for one year, but in any event no longer than two years. Salary will be commensurate with the experience and standing of the holders. The date for appointment is flexible, and may be as early as January 1, 2012.

Letters of application, accompanied by a current curriculum vitae and an outline of the research plans of the candidate, should be sent to:

Beth Bilson, Acting Dean
College of Law
University of Saskatchewan
15 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 5A6

Deadline:  December 31, 2011

http://www.usask.ca/law/faculty_sessionals/employment_opportunities.php

 

 

INTERNATIONAL JOBS

Program Director Anti Corruption
DynCorp International (Casals and Associates)
Location: Falls Church, VA, USA
Last Date: June 15, 2011
http://devnetjobs.tripod.com/11may2011-dyncorp-anti-corruption-director.html

 

Outreach Manager, Judicial Training Project
Management Systems International (MSI)
Location: Sri Lanka
Last Date: June 18, 2011
http://216.197.119.113/jobman/publish/article_75976.shtml

 

Senior Child Protection Advisor, Children and Women Protection Project
Management Systems International (MSI)
Location: Haiti
Last Date: June 25, 2011
http://216.197.119.113/jobman/publish/article_76144.shtml

 

Fundraiser
Friends of the Earth Europe
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Last Date: June 26, 2011
http://devnetjobs.tripod.com/fundraiser-foe-26may2011.html

 

Legal Education and Training Advisor
International Development Law Organization
Location: Juba, Southern Sudan
Last Date: June 30, 2011
http://216.197.119.113/jobman/publish/article_76230.shtml

 

SOURCE: See more jobs at: http://www.DevNetJobs.org or by sending a blank email to:
developmentjobs-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

 

 

Educational Courses & Conferences

 

THE FLETCHER SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCED STUDY OF NONVIOLENT CONFLICT

Tufts University / Medford, Massachusetts

June 19-25, 2011

Visit the FSI 2011 Webpage

Download Flyer

Download Application

The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict is pleased to announce a call for applications to participate in an advanced, interdisciplinary program on nonviolent conflict taught by leading scholars and practitioners of strategic nonviolent action and authorities from related fields.

We also invite you to pass along this announcement to others who share our passion for achieving human rights and justice through nonviolent strategies.

If you have any questions, or would like for us to send you an application directly, please do not hesitate to contact us at fsi@nonviolent-conflict.org or visit our website at www.nonviolent-conflict.org.

 

JUSTICE SECTOR REFORM: APPLYING HUMAN RIGHTS BASED APPROACHES

IHRN

Announcing details of the International Human Rights Network 2011 justice sector training programme Justice Sector Reform: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches (OJIR11)
Dates: Monday 20th – Friday 24th June 2011 Venue: National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland

This annual IHRN training programme aims at enhancing the skills of justice sector personnel, consultants, managers etc, in applying Human Rights Based Approaches to Justice Sector Reform.  The programme is designed for people working in the justice sector (with state or non state institutions) or undertaking Rule of law/Governance assignments as well as justice sector personnel wishing to adapt their expertise for international consultancy work (eg for bi-lateral donors, EC Framework Contract Lot 7 – Governance and Home Affairs etc).

Knowledge and skills enhanced include:
*The legal principles, policies & practice underpinning human rights based approaches to justice sector reform
*The inter-linkages between justice sector roles (law enforcement, judiciary, corrections/rehabilitation, etc)
*The relationship between the justice sector and related terms; ‘security sector’, ‘rule of law’, ‘good governance’
*Human Rights Based needs assessment, programme design, implementation, as well as monitoring & evaluation
*Programming tools & checklists (including benchmarks & indicators of human rights change)
*Case studies from national contexts as well as international field missions (including conflict and post-conflict)
*Teamwork, advocacy, strategic partnerships and consulting opportunities

Past participant testimonials, Application forms and further details available at
http://www.ihrnetwork.org/justice-sector-reform_202.htm

 

LLM HUMAN RIGHTS LAW AND TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE
Transitional Justice Institute
University of Ulster
(Jordanstown and Magee campuses, Northern Ireland)

This LLM programme based at the Transitional Justice Institute, with staff expertise across a range of areas, offers an LL.M. degree which is designed to give students a unique lens on the study of human rights in the contemporary international moment. Using the local Northern Ireland political and legal context as a starting point the course will imbue students with a working knowledge of international norms and principles, while at the same time encouraging students to move beyond the local to reflect critically on present international law norms and their application to other situations and contexts. Students are encouraged to develop and transfer knowledge, experience and expertise of the transformative possibilities of human rights law both in respect of societies emerging from violent conflict and in relation to the local and global management of other particular societal problems. This dual focus – from the local to the global and back – is a core part of the course’s aim to equip you with the knowledge and skills base to contribute internationally as well as locally.

This programme has been developed to enable students to:
* Gain an in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical application of human rights law.
* Understand the particular human rights issues in conflicted and transitional societies.
* Gain knowledge and skills in carrying out research projects from design to write-up.
* Enhance skills in critically appraising published and commissioned research.
* Develop skills highly relevant to legal practice, and to policy, research and advocacy roles in the voluntary, public and private sectors in the UK, Ireland and beyond. Successful completion may also open up a range of further study and research options.

Further Information
Download Information Leaflet
TJI website: www.transitionaljustice.ulster.ac.uk , or
Applications should ordinarily be received before the last Friday in June, although consideration may be given to applications received after this date.
Contact
Ms Emer Carlin
Secretary
Transitional Justice Institute
Magee campus
Tel: + 44 (0) 28 71675146
Email:LLM@ulster.ac.uk

 

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS IN A TIME OF AUSTERITY

Durham Law School and the Faculty of Laws, Oxford, will host a one-day workshop on ‘Economic and Social Rights in a Time of Austerity’ on 30 June.

Date: 30 June 2011

Venue; Oxford Faculty of Laws

The workshop aims to explore the role of human rights, and particularly ESR, in the context of austerity policies fashioned in the wake of the global financial crisis. It does so though focussing on four main

themes: Monitoring, Mainstreaming, Legal Processes and Equality. It features leading ESR experts working in law, academia, the public sector and civil society.

Details of the event, including speakers and a draft programme are available at:

www.esrinatimeofausterity.com

Places are limited. To register, please contact Arghya Sengupta (Arghya.sengupta@balliol.ox.ac.uk).

 

HUMAN RIGHTS COURSES

Intervention Training.  Join the Law Society’s International Action Team (IAT)

Date:                      28th June 2011

Time:                     16.00-15.30

Location:                The Law Society, Chancery Lane

To book online, click here:  http://services.lawsociety.org.uk/events/node/53460

 

Common Law and Convention Law:  The Limits to Interpretation

The Law Society is hosting a lecture by Baroness Hale of Richmond on the common law and human rights. Lord Lester of Herne Hill will be chairing.

Date:                    28th June 2011

Time:                    18.00-19.30

Location:               The Law Society, Chancery Lane

For more information: http://www.hrla.org.uk/HRLA%20Event%2028th%20June%202011.pdf

 

The Ruggie Guidelines on Business and Human Rights – What Do They Mean for Lawyers?

The event explores how these new guidelines affect the advice lawyers give business clients.

Date:                      5th July 2011

Time:                     18.00-19.30

Location:               The Law Society, Chancery Lane

For more information and to book a place:   http://services.lawsociety.org.uk/events/node/53386

 

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