Friday, October 31, 2008

ABA Section of International Law - Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Aba Aba_intlaw_2  "Human Rights, the Rule of Law and the Role of Lawyers"

November 13-14, 2008
City Bar of New York, 42 West 44th Street, New York

Online registration ends November 7 (register on the ABA website).

The ABA Section of International Law, in conjunction with the ABA Center for Human Rights, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Paris Bar, and Italian Bar, is organizing a celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to take place in New York on November 13-14, 2008. The day long conference will consist of two roundtable discussions in the morning, a keynote luncheon address, and two additional panels in the afternoon, all composed of leading human rights lawyers, scholars and policymakers.

AGENDA

Thursday, November 13, 2008
Location: Association of the Bar of the City of New York

6:00-8:00pm
Opening Reception 


Friday, November 14, 2008
Location: Association of the Bar of the City of New York


8:45-9:00 am
Welcome and Introduction


9:00-10:45 am
Panel I: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Historical Perspective

Moderator:
Andrew Heyward (former President of CBS News)

Speakers:
Theodore Sorensen (author and of Counsel to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP)
Hans Corell (former Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and Legal Counsel for the UN)
Fali Nariman (President, Bar Association of India and Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India)


11:00 am - 12:30pm
Panel II: The Compatibility of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Religion

Speakers:
Ved Nanda (Professor of Law and Director, International Legal Studies Program, University of Denver) 

Father John Langan (S.J., Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Professor of Catholic Social Thought, Georgetown University) 

Mustapha Tlili (Founder and Director, Center for Dialogues: Islamic World-U.S.-The West, New York University)


12:30-2:00 pm
Luncheon Keynote Address


2:30-4:00 pm
Panel III: The Impact of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Regional and Domestic Legal Systems

Speakers:
Richard Goldstone (former Justice, Constitutional Court of South Africa)
Philip Leach (Professor of Human Rights, London Metropolitan University)
Nasira Iqbal (former High Court Judge, Pakistan)
Michael Posner (President, Human Rights First) 


4:30-6:00 pm
Panel IV: Realizing the Promise of the UDHR

Moderator:
Jerome Shestack (Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen; Co-Chair ABA Center for Human Rights)

Speakers:
Philip Bobbitt (Professor of Law, Columbia Law School)
Patricia O’Brien (United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel) 

Joanna Weschler (Director of Research, Security Council Report) 
Andrew Young (former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Co-Chairman, Goodworks International)


6:00-8:00 pm
Closing Reception

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