March 31: Global Mondays: Truth, Justice and Reparation in Northern Ireland
Monday, Mar. 31, 2014
12:30-1:20 PM, Gates Hall RM 117 (unless noted)
Hosted by UW Law Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development and the PhD Program, and the Comparative Law & Society Studies (CLASS) Center
“Dealing with the Past: Narrating Truth in Northern Ireland”
Dr. Kathleen Cavanaugh, Irish Center for Human Rights, National University of Ireland
In truth telling processes in transitional societies, such as Northern Ireland, mechanisms established to find the truth, such as truth commissions, endeavour to find a common narrative emerging about the causes of conflict. At the same time, there is now evidence that such processes also create silences; some narratives are not fully represented. This lecture will provide some background on the conflict in Northern Ireland and how such a meta-conflict situation has given rise to conflicts over memories of state.
Image courtesy of Stockvault and Nicolas Raymond.
April 1: Social Justice Tuesday: Public Interest Post Graduate Fellowships
Tuesday, Apr. 1, 2014
12:30-1:20 PM, RM 133
Speaker: Aline Carton-Listfjeld, Center for Public Service Law
Equal Justice Works, Skadden, Echoing Green, AmeriCorps…Oh my!
Trying to make sense of the all the fellowships out there? Get vital resources and learn about the different types of fellowships for recent law grads with experience and passion for social justice and public interest law. 1Ls and 2Ls are strongly encouraged to attend.
If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or Email by 12:00 pm Monday, March 31.
April 2-3: Clinics Information Fair
April 7: Global Mondays, LGBT Rights Internationally: Russia, India, Uganda, Nigeria and Beyond
Monday, Apr. 7, 2014
12:30 – 1:20 PM, RM 127
Speakers from the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission:
Jessica Stern is the Executive Director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. As the first researcher on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) human rights at Human Rights Watch, she conducted fact-finding investigations and advocacy around sexual orientation and gender identity in countries including Iran, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates. She holds a masters degree in human rights from the London School of Economics. She is frequently quoted in the Mail & Guardian, Al Jazeera English, the Associated Press, Reuters, Agence France Presse, Deutsche Welle, Voice of America, The Guardian and The BBC.
Grace Poore, from Malaysia, has been the Regional Program Coordinator for Asia and the Pacific Islands at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) since 2007. She develops the work in Asia, oversees multi-country projects on human rights documentation and advocacy in Asia, and conducts trainings. She co-wrote the video “Courage Unfolds” about LGBT activism in Asia and the Yogyakarta Principles. Ms. Poore holds a Masters degree from Syracuse University, Newhouse School of Communications. She is currently working on a report about violence against lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender people in five Asian countries.
May 5: Gates Public Service Law Speaker Series: Professor Thomas Buergenthal Speaking on “Becoming an International Judge via the Holocaust”
Monday, May 5, 2014
4:30 – 5:30 PM, RM 133
Reception to follow at the Burke Museum
Thomas Buergenthal is the Lobingier Professor of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence at George Washington University. He came to the United States at the age of 17. He spent the first 11 years of his life in various German camps and is one of the youngest survivors of the Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen concentration camps. Considered one of the world’s leading international human rights experts, Professor Buergenthal was a Judge and President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights as well as President of the Administrative Tribunal of the Inter-American Development. He was a member of the UN Human Rights Committee and UN Truth Commission for El Salvador. He is a member of the Ethics Commission of the International Olympic Committee and the honorary president of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in San José.
Co-Sponsors: The Jackson School, the UW Center for Human Rights, Hillel, and the Jewish Studies Department.
Reception Sponsored by the Gates Public Service Law Program and the UW Center for Human Rights. (Sponsorship of this event by the University of Washington School of Law and the W.H. Gates Public Service law Program does not imply endorsement.)
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