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Marsha A. Freeman, Director of the International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) and Senior Fellow at the Human Rights Center, announces publication of The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women: A Commentary, which she co-edited with Christine Chinkin (Faculty of Law, London School of Economics) and Dr. Beate Rudolf (Director, German Institute for Human Rights). The book was introduced at a reception in Geneva co-hosted by IWRAW and the Mission of Germany to the United Nations-Geneva. The featured speaker was Navi Pillay, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, who wrote the book's foreword. Pictured, left to right, are: Rudof, Pillay, Chinkin, and Freeman.
The Law School's Annual Report lists the many generous donors who supported the Law School in fiscal year 2010-11. Thank you to all of our generous alumni and friends for the impact they make each year on the Law School and on the lives of our students.
Again this summer, J.D. students will have the opportunity to travel to Beijing for the Law School's Summer Study Abroad Program at Renmin University of China School of Law, China's top-ranked law school. This year, the Law School and Renmin have partnered with Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law to offer a special opportunity to learn comparative and Chinese law. Also new this year, two-week internships, upon the program's completion, will be available at nationally prominent law firms in Beijing, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong. The program will run from May 18 to June 16, 2012.
The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas presents "Discrimination by Design," a combination of films, a lecture by Professor Dale Carpenter, and the photograph and document exhibit "Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals, 1933 - 1945" from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The events, all related to the discrimination of homosexuals, will be held in Mondale Hall and Elmer L. Andersen Library from April 2 - May 11, 2012. See the attached flyer for more information.
Richard J. Goldstone, former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, will deliver the John Dewey Lecture in the Philosophy of Law on Thursday, April 19, 2012. His lecture, "The Current State of International Criminal Justice," will be presented in Lockhart Hall (Room 25) at 4:00 p.m. Event #162864 approved for one CLE credit.
The inaugural annual conference of the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, "Crime and Justice in America, 1975-2025," will take place Thursday, April 26, in Lockhart Hall (Room 25). The conference is free and open to the public, and 6.5 CLE standard credits have been approved. For more information and to register, go to www.law.umn.edu/robinainstitute/events/annual-conference.html. On May 4-5, a workshop entitled "The Presumption of Innocence in Contemporary Criminal Law" will also be held at the Law School.
On May 4-5, 2012, the Institute will present a workshop entitled "The Presumption of Innocence in Contemporary Criminal Law." U.S. and international experts will come together to discuss this traditional cornerstone of criminal law.
"Gendering Conflict and Post-Conflict Terrains: New Challenges and Opportunities" will be held on May 18-19, 2012, in the Lindquist and Vennum Conference Room. The conference, organized by Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin and sponsored by the Robina Foundation, will examine contemporary challenges that emerge for women in conflict and post-conflict settings. Among the topics are: the relevance of methodologies to assess women's experiences of harm, legal accountability for gendered harms in armed conflict, and enforcing international legal norms. To date, 33 experts from the United States, Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Switzerland have confirmed their participation. For more information, contact Fionnuala Ní Aoláin.
On March 11-16, 2012, during the Law School's spring break, the Human Rights Center hosted a workshop entitled "Peacebuilding Through Dialogue: From Conflict Management to Healing in Workplaces, Communities & Nations." International Humphrey Fulbright Fellows from across the United States came to the Law School to participate.