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People of all ages and educational backgrounds are welcome to participate in all or any part of this week-long international human rights program featuring organizers, activists and professionals from a wide range of non-profit and governmental organizations. No charge, but donations gladly accepted.

6/1/2015 to 6/5/2015
When: Monday-Friday, June 1-5, 2015
9 am to 4:30 pm
Where: 5th Floor
4340 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20008
United States
Presenter: UDC Clarke School of Law
Contact: Joshua Cooper


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Schedule:  

14th Human Rights on the Hill 

Monday, June 1

9:00 a.m. The Peoples Voice at 70; From the Green Room in San Francisco to the Global Stage of Diplomacy & Decision-Making: Strong NGOs Means Stronger UN and The Best World Possible. 

Joshua Cooper, Executive Director, Four Freedoms Forum

10:30 a.m. The Universal Periodic Review of the United States of America

Amanda J. Wall, Attorney Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State

12:00 p.m. Universal Periodic Review of the United States of America

UN Webcast TV

1:30 p.m. Business & Human Rights at the United Nations and the United States of America: The UN Forum & Working Group on Business and Human Rights Early Results as well as Current National Action Plan Progress and the Upcoming Initial Treaty Negotiations 

John Richardson, Professorial Lecturer, School of International Service, American University 

3:00-7:00 p.m.  TBA - Watch this space!

8:00 p.m. at Busboys & Poets

The News: Jeffrey Brown with Gwen Ifill

Tuesday, June 2

9:00 a.m.  The Universal Periodic Review of the United States of America:  

An Opportunity to Organize Partnerships Across Communities in Our Country to Unite People for Rights Realization 

Joshua Cooper, Executive Director,  Four Freedoms Forum 

10:30 a.m. Local Human Rights Lawyering: Implementation of International Recommendations to Realize Right in Individuals Lives at the Community Level

Lauren Bartlett, Research and Training Director, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law & Director of Law Clinics and Assistant Professor of Law Ohio Northern University Petit College of Law

12:00 p.m. Universal Periodic Review of the United States of America

UN Webcast TV 

1:30 p.m.  Gender Justice and Women's Rights: Beijing+20 Beyond the Beltway in Our Beautiful Communities, Tarah Demant, Senior Director, Identity and Discrimination Unit, Amnesty International USA 

3:00 p.m. The Implementation of the Universal Periodic Review Recommendations in the United States of America

Sakira Cook, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

7:00 p.m. at Busboys & Poets.  Stolen Futures:  Palestinian Children in Israeli Military

No Way to Treat a Child Campaign American Friends Service Committee

Wednesday, June 3

9:00 a.m. The United Nations Human Rights Charter Bodies and NGOs Ability to Advocate for Fundamental Freedoms

Joshua Cooper, Executive Director, Four Freedoms Forum 

10:30 a.m. Peace is a Human Right: The UN Efforts on Demilitarization from NPT to Small Arms

Kevin Martin, Executive Director, Peace Action 

12:00 p.m.  Testify! Voices for Human Rights in the U.S. 

WITNESS

12:30 p.m.  U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities:  Current Status and Challenges Ahead

Jorge Araya, Secretary, Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Eric Rosenthal, Executive Director, Disability Rights International

1:30 p.m. The U.S. Foreign Policy of Drones & the Denial of Human Rights

Jeff Bachman, Ethics Peace & Global Affairs Program Co-Director, American University

3:00 p.m.  Implementation of the UPR Recommendations for Indigenous Peoples Human Rights in the U.S. 

Christina Snider,  National Congress of the American Indians 

5:00 p.m.  Strategies for Eco-Innovation: Open Source or Orthodox IP? 

Jeremy DeBeer, Professor of Law, University of Ottawa

8:00 p.m.  White House Freedom of Speech Action

Implement the UPR Recommendations

Bring Human Rights Home 

Thursday, June 4

9:00 a.m. The United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies Process & Participation: Growing a National Human Rights Movement Through the Ratification, Reporting and Realizing Recommendations from the UN Committees Responsible for Human Rights 

Joshua Cooper, Executive Director, Four Freedoms Forum 

10:30 a.m. A People Forgotten: Diego Garcia and the Exiled People of the Chagos Archipelago 

David Vine, American University 

12:00 p.m. The Treaty Bodies Bringing Human Rights Home

United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

1:30 p.m. Islamophobia & Muslims as Targets of the War on Terror:  Origins & Impacts 

Maha Hilal, Deputy Executive Director, National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms 

3:00 p.m. Panel: The United Nations Tells U.S. Government That Guantanamo is a Black Hole: Now What? A National Response to Restore Human Rights 

James G. Connell III, Attorney

Raashid Williams, Major

Jennifer Kamorowski

Kim Lanoue-Chapman

Maha Hilal

Friday, June 5

9:00 a.m. Gun Violence in the United States of America

Jamira Burley, Senior Campaigner, Gun Violence and Criminal Justice,  Amnesty International USA

10:30 a.m. Bringing Human Rights Home

Jasmine Heiss, Senior Campaigner, Individuals at Risk, Amnesty International USA 

12:00 p.m. The Lady Aung San Suu Kyi

Freedom to Lead 

1:30 p.m.  A U.S. Congressional Mechanism to Promote and Protect Human Rights Around the World: The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission 

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