HRS Fall 2011 – Spring 2012

ASSESSING COMPLIANCE: THE ROLE OF HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING MECHANISMS

The focus of the 2011-2012 Seminar Series explores how monitoring mechanisms are utilized to assess compliance with international human rights norms and standards. Additionally, the seminars will examine how these monitoring mechanisms can be used more effectively for accountability and advocacy purposes.

FALL 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Justice Abdulai Sheikh Fofanah, High Court of Justice, Sierra Leone, Government Action in Monitoring Compliance with International Human Right Norms: The Sierra Leone Experience – Room 5200.07

Thursday November 3, 2011

Elsa Stamatopoulou, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs Program; Former Chief of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, The Monitoring of Cultural Human Rights, Room C203

SPRING 2012

Thursday February 16, 2012

Ron Russell, Executive Director of Epic Theater, “Theater as a Tool for Civil Empowerment” – Room 9207 – FLYER 

Thursday April 19, 2012

Howard Stoffer, Senior Advisor to the UN Counter Terrorism Committee, “Human Rights in the Work of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee” – Room C205 – FLYER