* Annual Bernstein Lecture in Comparative and International Law - The Rise of Counter-Terrorism and the Demise of Human Rights

February 08, 2024 • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

Professor Fionnuala Ni Aolain, Regents Professor and Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy, and Society at the University of Minnesota Law School, will deliver the 2024 Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law, which will address the consolidation and expansion of counter-terrorism norms and institutions since 9/11. The rise of counter-terrorism has enabled the consolidation of autocracy, sustained democratic backsliding, and undermined the capacity of civil society to function across the globe. The impact on human rights has been extensive and highly detrimental to the most vulnerable individuals and groups across the world. Drawing on Professor Ni Aolain's work as United Nations Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights since her 2017 appointment, the lecture will show the hard choices that must be made nationally and globally to reverse these trends. The Annual Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law honors Professor Herbert L. Bernstein, who was a member of the Duke Law faculty from 1984 until his death in 2001, and the many contributions he made to Duke Law School and the legal community. Boxed lunches will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean and the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact the Events Office at events@law.duke.edu. To view a recording of this event, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2ueqrbWxgg.