Videos tagged with Center for International & Comparative Law

  • The Center for International and Comparative Law welcomes Kal Raustiala, UCLA, to discuss his new book, "The Absolutely Indispensable Man: Ralph Bunche, the United Nations, and the Fight to End Empire."

  • As part of the Human Right in Practice series, join the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic for this special International Week program. We will discuss the opportunities and challenges of engaging with supranational institutions, including the UN, in doing human rights advocacy, specifically with respect to racial justice.

  • While much attention has been paid to the human rights fallout of national security measures post-9/11, one area that is consistently overlooked is the impact of such measures on the family-both as a unit and for individual family members. This is the case with administrative and criminal measures that impact the family unit or members.

  • Tina Huang, Research Analyst, World Resources Institute, and Kurt Tjossem, Regional Vice President, Horn and East Africa, International Rescue Committee, discuss food security and climactic factors. The program is moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Clinical Professor of Law (Teaching) and Supervising Attorney, International Human Rights Clinic.

  • This discussion features Aruna Kashyap, Senior Counsel, Business and Human Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, and Achal Prabhala, Coordinator, AccessIBSA project and Fellow at the Shuttleworth Foundation. The program is moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Clinical Professor of Law (Teaching) and Supervising Attorney, International Human Rights Clinic.

  • Carolina Solano, Researcher, Colombian Truth Commission, and former International Litigation Coordinator at the Colombian Commission of Jurists, and Claret Vargas, Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA), discuss litigating civil human rights cases in U.S. federal courts, primarily under the Torture Victim Protection Act, against U.S.-based perpetrators for atrocity crimes perpetrated abroad. Using the example of litigation on behalf of Colombian clients, extradited human rights perpetrators currently in U.S.

  • Fábio Amado De Souza Barretto, Brazilian public defender and head of the human rights department at the public defense office in Rio de Janeiro (Defensoria Publica do Estado do Rio de Janeiro) & Irmina Pacho, Associate Legal Officer, Litigation Team, Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) discusses the right to health care in prisons in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. De Souza Barretto will discuss a case filed in Brazil on behalf of prisoners, and Ms.

  • As part of Duke Law's International Week, Nanjala Nyabola, independent consultant and author, "Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Kenya", and Maya Wang, China Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch, discuss human rights, discrimination, and digital political participation.

    Moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Clinical Professor of Law and Supervising Attorney, International Human Rights Clinic.

  • From the Green New Deal to the Vision for Black Lives, today's left social movements are turning to law reform as a way to reimagine our relationships to each other, the state, and the commons. Professor Amna Akbar, Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, discusses the possibilities and limits of these law reform campaigns to transform our thinking about law, law reform, and the work ahead to build a more just society. The program is moderated by Jayne Huckerby, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC).

  • Join us for a discussion on human rights and business with Dr. Surya Deva, professor at City University of Hong Kong and a member, U.N. Working Group on Business and Human Rights. In this talk, Prof. Deva will discuss the duty of states as well as the responsibility of corporations in relation to the right to housing in the context of privatization and financialization of housing.

  • Molly Land, Professor of Law & Human Rights at UConn Law School discusses the intersection of new technologies and human rights. New technologies have been heralded as vehicles for freedom, allowing activists to organize and document human rights violations. These benefits have been more limited than hoped, and have created new human rights challenges as governments and private companies exploit technology to pursue their own interests. Using the example of online harassment of human rights activists in Guatemala, Prof.

  • The law school hosted a discussion about guns and domestic violence for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Cincinnati Law School Dean Verna L. Williams, Sherry Honeycutt Everett, Legal & Policy Director at the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Senior Lecturing Fellow and Supervising Attorney, Duke International Human Rights Clinic, discuss issues of domestic abuse and firearms in the United States including what it means to frame and address this issue using a human rights-based approach.

  • John Knox, Henry C. Lauerman Professor of International Law, Wake Forest University School of Law, and former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, discusses his work as Special Rapporteur, including initiatives on climate change and human rights, as well as a call for the global recognition of the human right to a healthy environment.

  • Kazuko Ito, the Secretary General of "Human Rights Now," a Japanese human rights NGO, will be speaking about the legal and advocacy work that her NGO has been doing surrounding the #MeToo movement in Japan. The program will be moderated by Professor Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Supervising Attorney for the International Human Rights Clinic. This event is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, organized by Duke Law's International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law.

  • Chaim Saiman, Professor of Law at the Charles Widger School of Law, Villanova University, will discuss his recent book, "Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law" (Princeton University Press, 2018). "In this panoramic book, he traces how generations of rabbis have used concepts forged in talmudic disputation to do the work that other societies assign not only to philosophy, political theory, theology, and ethics but also to art, drama, and literature."

    Co-sponsored by Duke Law School and the Duke Center for Jewish Studies.

  • Professor Jim Coleman, Duke Law and a N.C. Commission of Inquiry on Torture (NCCIT) Commissioner; Dr. Christina Cowger, coordinator of N.C.

  • Professor Lena Salaymeh, Tel Aviv University and Princeton University, discusses her award-winning book, "The Beginnings of Islamic Law: Late Antique Islamicate Legal Traditions" (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Showing how Muslim jurists crafted their legal opinions by combining ancient norms, scripture, religious and scholarly precedents, local traditions, and social needs in unexpected ways, Prof. Salaymeh challenges modern preconceptions of Islamic law and illustrates the dynamic nature of Islamic jurisprudence in a contemporary setting.

  • Catherine Sweetser, attorney at Schonbrun Seplow Harris & Hoffman LLP, discussed her work in the area of international human rights including her specialization in Alien Tort Statute litigation and the Trafficking Victims Protections Reauthorization Act. This talk is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, which is organized by the International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law.

  • David Tolbert, Ford Foundation Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the Sanford School of Public Policy and former president of the International Center for Transitional Justice, discusses current developments and challenges in the field of transitional justice, providing examples from his work in Colombia, Tunisia, and other contexts. He shares his insights into where the field of transitional justice is heading in the current difficult and challenging political context.

  • From the Human Rights in Practice Series: Samuel Moyn, Yale Law School, asks what is wrong with "forever war" - as the post-9/11 campaigns of the United States have been called. For a broad swath of critics, the trouble is its inhumanity - especially the peril it brings to civilians. What, however, if the opposite is true - and the problem is that the war on terror is the most humane war ever fought in history?

  • Professor Macarena Sáez, Faculty Director of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and Fellow in International Legal Studies at American University Washington College of Law, and Professor Laurence R. Helfer , Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at Duke Law, give a talk titled "New Developments in LGBT Rights within the Inter-American System."

  • Dr. Christina Cowger, coordinator of North Carolina Stop Torture Now , Catherine Read, Executive Director of the North Carolina Commission on the Inquiry of Torture (NCCIT), Professors Jim Coleman and Robin Kirk (both NCCIT Commissioners), and Professor Jayne Huckerby (an expert witness for, and advisor to, the NCCIT) discuss the work of the NCCIT, a non-governmental and state-level inquiry which recently held public hearings on North Carolina's role in the CIA's post-9/11 rendition, detention, and interrogation program.

  • Professor Laurence Helfer and co-author Karen J. Alter discuss their new book, "Transplanting International Courts: Law & Politics of the Andean Tribunal of Justice," which provides a deep, systematic investigation of the most active and successful transplant of the European Court of Justice.

    Sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean.

  • Judith Kelley, Senior Associate Dean and Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy, lectured on her recently published book titled "Scorecard Diplomacy: Grading States to Influence their Reputation and Behavior." This lecture addressed the potent symbolism of public grades that, despite lacking traditional force, can evoke countries' concerns about their reputations and motivate them to address problems. Jayne Huckerby, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Clinic, moderates.

  • Justice Daphne Barak-Erez, Justice on the Supreme Court of Israel, delivers the Annual Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law titled "Battles of Reproductive Technologies: Comparative Tales." The lecture addresses landmark cases on controversies in the area of IVF law, using examples and models from several jurisdictions, thus exploring the potential contribution of comparative analysis to this area of law.