Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pacific McGeorge to Host Symposium on Human Rights Norms

The University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law will host a symposum on March 11-12, 2011 in Sacramento, CA on "The Global Impact and Implementation of Human Rights Norms."  The symposium is intended to bring together scholars from diverse areas of substantive law to discuss the impact of human rights norms in their fields.  Panel topics will include:

  • The Relationship between Human Rights Norms and Corporate Governance
  • Human Rights and Labor Law
  • The Environment and Human Rights
  • The Impact of Human Rights Norms on the Law of Intellectual Property
  • The Role of Tort Law in Implementing Human Rights Norms
  • Human Rights Norms in the Context of Armed Conflict and Security Issues
  • The Impact of Wider Dissemination of Human Rights Norms: Fragmentation or Unity?

Distinguished speakers include Richard Goldstone, Former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, Fausto Pocar, Judge in the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and Dinah Shelton, Member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. For more information or to register, click here.

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