Conference: Synergies between International Criminal Law and UN Agenda 2030
May
3
to May 4

Conference: Synergies between International Criminal Law and UN Agenda 2030

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy invites you a two-day international conference in Nuremberg, Germany, on 3-4 May 2019 dedicated to the advancement of the synergies between international criminal law (ICL) and the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development (UN Agenda 2030).

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The Rohingya Crisis: Legal and Political Challenges to International Accountability
Jan
16
5:45 PM17:45

The Rohingya Crisis: Legal and Political Challenges to International Accountability

  • Hogan Lovells International LLP (map)
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Red Lion Chambers and Hogan Lovells invite you to a panel discussion on the Rohingya crisis, examining legal and political challenges to international accountability. Panellists include Ambassador Stephen Rapp, Nina Tavakoli, Dr Chaloka Beyani, Dr Champa Patel, Steve Ainsworth, and will chaired by Chris Stone, OBE (Hon).

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Peninsular Perspectives: Human rights and accountability in the UAE and the region
Jan
15
10:00 AM10:00

Peninsular Perspectives: Human rights and accountability in the UAE and the region

  • American Society of International Law (map)
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At a time of global attention on the Gulf Region and the catastrophic conflict in Yemen, the human rights and humanitarian situation both within the UAE and beyond its borders have been in the headlines. This event will explore the current situation on the ground and the prospects for promoting human rights compliance and accountability in challenging times. 

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Tales of Disobedience: Celebrating 10 Years of Women's Rights Activism
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Tales of Disobedience: Celebrating 10 Years of Women's Rights Activism

ATLAS Member Sara Bergamaschi, her fearless Co-Founders and team at SAHR (Strategic Advocacy for Human Rights) are celebrating 10 years of fighting for women’s rights and gender justice on the frontlines in Afghanistan and India. Come and join Sara and her team at The Laundry SF to learn about their brave advocates, activists, and lawyers at a very special evening of ARTivism, legal innovation, visual storytelling, film-making, music, meditation and dance flow!

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Talk with Jelena Aparac: ICC and Corporate Liability : An Opportunity to Correct the Criminal Narrative
Dec
3
to Dec 4

Talk with Jelena Aparac: ICC and Corporate Liability : An Opportunity to Correct the Criminal Narrative

  • Campus du Solbosch, Bâtiment S, (map)
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Aujourd’hui, la Cour pénale internationale compte 123 États Parties et près de 900 employés; 10 situations sont sous examen préliminaire par le Bureau du Procureur et 11 enquêtes sont ouvertes. 26 personnes ont été accusées de génocide, de crimes contre l’humanité et de crimes de guerre. Autrement dit, la Cour fonctionne, mais, pour plusieurs, elle fonctionne lentement – seuls 5 procès ont abouti : 3 condamnations et 2 acquittements – et laborieusement – sur les 26 accusés, 15 sont toujours en fuite. Elle n’est ainsi pas exempte de critiques qui se révèlent multiples, interdisciplinaires, polymorphes et souvent contradictoires.

Ce sont à ces critiques auxquelles se dédie le colloque international « Le Statut de la CPI a 20 ans : Approches critiques et interdisciplinaires » qui se tiendra à l’ULB les 3 et 4 décembre prochains. Près d’une trentaine d’expert.e.s – professionnel.le.s et académiques – seront réuni.e.s autour d’un objectif : dévoiler et questionner une série de critiques fondamentales adressées à la Cour. L’événement se tiendra sous la forme de six table rondes abordant chacune un thème autour duquel gravitent ces critiques. Les discussions porteront notamment sur la quête de légitimité de la Cour, les stratégies qui s’y mettent et qu’elle met en place, la manière dont elle est perçue et ses activités reçues, ainsi que les représentations que l’on en fait.

Le Statut de la CPI a 20 ans : Approches critiques et interdisciplinaires. La conférence aura lieu en français et en anglais (sans interprétation).  3-4 décembre 2018, ULB, Auditoire Dupréel, Avenue Jeanne 44, 1050 Bruxelles.

Inscription libre, mais obligatoire : https://tinyurl.com/yarry9na.

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Nani Jansen Reventlow speaks at Promoting Fairness, Equity, and Human Rights in Tech
Nov
30
12:00 PM12:00

Nani Jansen Reventlow speaks at Promoting Fairness, Equity, and Human Rights in Tech

Digital technologies affect on the daily lives of billions of people around the world. The decisions of private platforms and tech developers — and the public institutions that regulate their conduct — can shape public discourse, with profound impacts on democracy, liberty, autonomy, and governance.

This panel provides a broad overview of the landscape for regulating cutting-edge digital technologies in Europe and the US. The discussion focuses on mechanisms for ensuring tech developers and platforms build and deploy their products and services in a manner that is consistent with fundamental human rights, including the rights to freedom of expression and privacy. Panelists bring a wealth of experience to the table and will address considerations with respect to the role that strategic litigation, legislation and regulation, and multi-stakeholder initiatives that operate outside of government can play in setting a human rights tech agenda. Topics of discussion will include the advent of a new privacy regime in Europe in the form of the General Data Protection Regulation; challenging surveillance in the age of mass data collection; the complex landscape for platforms making content moderation decisions; and the long-range impact of technologies that incorporate algorithms, AI, and, machine learning.

Panellists include:
Nani Jansen Reventlow

Nani is the founding Director of the Digital Freedom Fund, which supports partners in Europe to advance digital rights through strategic litigation. Nani is also an Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers, a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School and has been an advisor to Harvard’s Cyberlaw Clinic since 2016.

Can Yeginsu
Can is a barrister (HLS ‘08) practising commercial law, public international law, and human rights law from 4 New Square Chambers in Lincoln's Inn, London. Can is also Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School (international human rights) and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and Koç University Law School (international investment law and arbitration).

Vivek Krishnamurthy
Vivek is Counsel at the law firm Foley Hoag LLP, where his practice addresses complex regulatory and human rights-related challenges facing businesses that operate across borders, both in cyberspace and in real space.  He previously served as a Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law at HLS and Assistant Director of the Cyberlaw Clinic, where he remains an advisor. He is an affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

Jessica Fjeld (Panel Moderator)
Jessica is a Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and Assistant Director of the Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. She is a member of the board of the Global Network Initiative.

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Talk by Susie Alegre: Not waving but drowning - human rights, climate change and small islands
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Talk by Susie Alegre: Not waving but drowning - human rights, climate change and small islands

The recent IPCC report on climate change has highlighted the urgent need to tackle climate change globally, but for many small island communities, the real and imminent threat of climate change is not news. Low lying small islands are on the front line of climate change impacts with rising sea levels threatening their very existence. But they are also on the frontline of global action against climate change. This talk will explore the challenges and opportunities for small island communities to drive the world agenda on climate change to protect their human rights. 

Susie Alegre is an international human rights lawyer with 20 years’ experience working on issues related to human rights, the rule of law and accountability.  She founded the Island Rights Initiative to bring together her knowledge of international frameworks for human rights and accountability with her insights as an islander to support island communities around the world.

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