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International Human & Peoples’ Rights Law Program

7/1/2013 to 7/6/2013
When: Monday July 1-Saturday July 6
9 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Room 506
4340 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20008
United States
Contact: Joshua Cooper

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Please Join Us for the

12th Annual Human Rights on the Hill

International Human & Peoples’ Rights Law Program

Coordinated by Joshua Cooper, PhD

UDC David A. Clarke School of Law

4340 Connecticut Ave., NW Room 506

Washington, DC 20008

Monday July 1 - Saturday, July 6

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

For more information, please contact: or call (808) 542 7204


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



Monday, July 1  (At UDC Law)

9 a.m. "The Global Human Rights Machinery: Our Grassroots Human Rights Movement," Joshua Cooper, Four Freedoms Forum

10:30 a.m. "The Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples & the Alta Declaration: From Contact to the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples," Joshua Cooper, Hawaii Institute for Human Rights

12:00 p.m How to Start a Revolution Film

1:30 p.m. "InterAmerican Human Rights System: Indigenous Rights in the Region," Leonardo Crippa Indian Law Resource Center

3:00 p.m. The Human Right to Water & Sanitation in the U.S. and Around the World," Darcey O' Callaghan, International Policy Director, Food & Water Watch

4:00 p.m  TBA

6:30 p.m. "Told you So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns," Ralph Nader Busboys and Poets 14&V

Tuesday, July 2 (At UDC Law)

9 a.m. "Peace is a Human Right," Colman McCarthy, Peace Center

10:30 a.m. "Defend the Amazon - A rights-based approach to saving the rainforest and slowing climate change" Andrew Miller, Amazon Watch

12:00 p.m "Human Rights on the Hill," Rick Wilson Rayburn House Office Building 2321

2:00 p.m. "Disability Rights as Human Rights in the 21st Century," Esme Grant US International Council on Disabilities

3:30 p.m. "Peace Action for Human Rights Realization," Kevin Martin, Peace Action


Wednesday, July 3 (At UDC Law)

9 a.m. "A Peoples Perspective on the UPR Mid-Term Review for the United States of America," Joshua Cooper, Four Freedoms Forum

10:30 a.m. "Local Lawyering, " Lauren Bartlett, Local Human Rights Lawyering Project Director Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law American University Washington College of Law

12:00 p.m Testify! Voices for Human Rights in the United States WITNESS & USHRNetwork Film

1:30 p.m. "The Universal Periodic Review: A State Department Perspective," Kelly Landry

3:00 p.m. "Initial Conversation Across the Country for a Citizen-Centered Successful Second Cycle," Joshua Cooper Four Freedoms Forum

4:00 p.m. "Human Rights in Asia," Alim Seytoff, Uyghur Human Rights Project, World Uyghur Congress

Thursday, July 4  (Downtown Washington)

Educational Excursions of Empowerment Human Rights on the Hill

10:0 a.m. National Museum of the American Indian

12:00 p.m U.S. National Archives Declaration of Independence

1:00 p.m. National Museum of American History

2:00 p.m. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


Friday, July 5  (at UDC Law)

9 a.m. "Business & Human Rights Mechanisms at the United Nations," Joshua Cooper, Four Freedoms Forum

10:30 a.m. "Nature Conservation," Gina Cosentino, Director, Indigenous & Communal Conservation

11:30 a.m. Khmer Krom Practicing of Theravada Buddhism in Fear Behind the Bamboo Curtain Film

12:00 p.m Enemies of the People A Personal Journey into the Heart of the Killing Fields Film

1:30 p.m. Film Making for Fundamental Freedoms: Case Study in Cambodia, Sambath Thet

3:00 p.m. Human Rights in China Rally

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