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8/13/2012 to 8/18/2012
When: August 13-18, 2012
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
4340 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, LL 104  20008
Contact: Joshua Cooper


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11th Annual Human Rights on the Hill
University of the District of Columbia
David A. Clarke School of Law
International Human & Peoples’ Rights Law Program
August 13 - 18, 2012
Daily 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
4340 Connecticut Ave., NW
LL 104

See Schedule at Bottom!
 
Donations not required, but kindly requested:
Talks & Topics Include
- State of Four Freedoms in the World
- The Universal Periodic Review: An Overview of the 2nd Cycle 2012 - 2016
- The Midterm Review of the Universal Periodic Review for the United States
- The United States Record of Ratification of International Human Rights Instruments
- The Human Rights Movement in the United States of America
- Human Rights & The Environment
- The United Nations Human Rights Council
- The Role of UN Special Rapporteurs in Promotion & Protection of Human Rights
- Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Organization of American States
- 5th Year Anniversary of Adoption & Implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights
of Indigenous Peoples
- ASEAN Declaration on Human Rights: Important Articles to Include Before Adoption
- The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change & Human Rights
- Human Rights in Rio+20 UN Environment & Sustainable Development Conference
- U.S. Domestic & Foreign Policy Rooted in Human Rights Framework

Special Agenda Item: Midterm Review of UPR USA National Workshop on the Universal Periodic Review: Realizing the Recommendations of Human Rights at Home

8th Annual Fundamental Freedoms & Human Rights Film Festival featuring documentaries at noon every day
 
Sponsors: Four Freedoms Forum, UDC International Human & Peoples' Rights
Program, Hawaii Institute for Human Rights, Hawaii Center for Human Rights
Research & Action, Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation, US Human Rights Network

For more information, please contact:
joshuacooperhawaii@gmail.com or call (808) 542 7204

Course Schedule:

(Please note location changes in RED!)


Monday, August 13

LOCATION: UDC David Clarke School of Law, 4340 Connecticut Ave.

9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

The Global Human Rights Movement: From Reflection to Realization of Rights Through the United Nations Mechanisms

Joshua Cooper, Director, Four Freedoms Forum

12:00 Noon

LOCATION: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Room HVC 200

Congressional Human Rights Summer Series, Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

The Law of Armed Conflict and Its Application Today: Contemporary Challenges and Issues Relevant to International Humanitarian Law

Professor Robert Goldman, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law

1:30 p.m.

LOCATION: UDC David Clarke School of Law: 4340 Connecticut Ave., NW

Engaging the U.S. Public in UN Advocacy 

Patrick Madden, Executive Director, UNA-USA

3:00 p.m.

Science & Human Rights: Realizing Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights & Article 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights In the United States of America

Theresa Harris, Senior Program Associate of Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights & Law Program, American Association for Advancement of Science

4:30 p.m.

8th Annual Human Rights Film Festival

Rio+20 Global Perspectives on Sustainable Development  Fever:

Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change

Tuesday, August 14

LOCATION: OAS Hall of the Americas, 17th Street and Constitution Ave. NW.Washington, DC 20006

Additional Registration Required:  https://www.oas.org/rsvp/ser/Events/tabid/648/language/en-US/Default.aspx   

9:00 a.m.

XLIX Lecture of the Americas: 25 Years After the Esquipulas Agreements: Opportunities and Challenges in Central America

Jose Miguel Insulza, Organization of American States Secretary General

Oscar Arias, former President of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

10:00 a.m.

Peace in Central America Panel

Eduardo Stein, former President of Guatemala

Michael Barnes, former Chair of the US House Foreign Affairs

Arturo Cruz, former Ambassador of Nicaragua and Political Analyst

Cynthia Arnson, Director Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson Center

12:00 Noon

LOCATION: UDC David Clarke School of Law, 4340 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008

8th Annual Human Rights Film Festival

Rio+20 Global Perspectives on Sustainable Development

Weathering Change: Stories about Climate & Family from Women Around the World

Have You Seen the Rainbow? Climate Change, Faith and Hope in Tuvalu

1:30 p.m.

Human Rights in the United States of America

Jumana Musa, Rights Working Group

3:00 p.m.

The Universal Periodic Review: A Strategy for a Successful Second Round Regarding the Realization of Human Rights in the United States of America

Joshua Cooper, Director, Four Freedoms Forum.

Wednesday, August 15

9:00 a.m.

LOCATION: UDC David Clarke School of Law, 4340 Connecticut Ave.

Building Movements for the Just Transition to an Ecologically Sane Economy

Janet Redman, Co-Director Sustainable Energy & Economy Network, Institute for Policy Studies

10:30 a.m.

Human Rights in Asia: The Case of Uyghurs Campaign for Dignity & Self-Determination

Rebiya Kadeer, World Uyghur Congress, Uyghur Human Rights Project

12:00 Noon

8th Annual Human Rights Film Festival

Rio+20 Global Perspectives on Sustainable Development

Conversations with the Earth Indigenous Voices on Climate Change

WITNESS Testify! & Youth on Climate Change

1:30 p.m.

The Universal Periodic Review in the United States of America

Kelly C. Landry, Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

3:00 p.m.

Climate Change & Human Rights

Siobhan McInerney-Lankford, Senior Policy Officer, Institutions, Law and Partnerships for Human Rights, The World Bank

4:00 p.m.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Potential for Ratification & Realization for Children’s Rights in America

Mark Engman, UNICEF USA

Thursday, August 16

9:00 a.m.

LOCATION: UDC David Clarke School of Law, 4340 Connecticut Ave.

The Right to Water at Rio+20 & The Rights of Nature Movement in International Law

Darcey O’Callaghan, International Policy Director, Food and Water Watch

10:30 a.m.

Local Human Rights Lawyering: Bringing the Global Human Rights Movement Home to Our Grassroots Community

Lauren Bartlett, Local Human Rights Lawyering Project Director, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law

12:00 Noon

8th Annual Human Rights Film Festival

Rio+20 Global Perspectives on Sustainable Development

Miss South Pacific Beauty and the Sea

1:30 p.m.

America’s Foreign Policy Rooted in Peace, Human Rights & Rule of Law: A New Direction from End of Empire to Era of Multilateral Engagement for Democracy

Kevin Martin, Executive Director, Peace Action

3:00 p.m.

Connecting with Disenfranchised Communities in the United States of America & Around the World to Promote Human Rights: The Role of a Peacemaker,Global Citizenship: Roles & Responsibilities

Michael Beer, Executive Director, Nonviolence International

4:30 p.m.

Conversation Across the Country: a Midterm Analysis of the Universal Periodic Review of the United States of America

Joshua Cooper, Director, Four Freedoms Forum

Friday, August 17

LOCATION: UDC David Clarke School of Law, 4340 Connecticut Ave.

9:00 a.m.

The Organization of American States: Human Rights in the Americas

Luis Toro, Senior Legal Officer, Department of International Law

10:30 a.m.

Nonviolence in a Time of War

Colman McCarthy, Director, Center for Teaching Peace, Columnist, The Washington Post

12:00 p.m.

8th Annual Human Rights Film Festival

Rio+20 Global Perspectives on Sustainable Development

Taking Root The Vision of Wangari Maathai

1:30 p.m.

Oceans & Human Rights at Rio+20

Phil Kline, Greenpeace USA

3:00 p.m.

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities: The Steps Toward Ratification of a UN Convention in Summer 2012

4:30 p.m.

8th Annual Human Rights Film Festival

Rio+20 Global Perspectives on Sustainable Development

Special Feature on Local Visions of Self-Determination


Saturday, August 18

Excursion of Empowerment Around Washington D.C.

LOCATIONS: Various

9:00 a.m.

 The National Museum of the American Indian

10:00 a.m.

The National Archives

The Declaration of Independence

The U.S. Constitution

The U.S. Bill of Rights

11:00 a.m.

Woodrow Wilson Center

12:00 p.m.

The Holocaust Museum

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