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ACLU and Columbia Law School Present: Detention and Human Rights
Featuring Sir Nigel Rodley, Member of the UN Human Rights Committee and Author of 'The Treatment of Prisoners Under International Law'
NEW YORK - October 7 - The American Civil Liberties Union and the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute present Detention and Human Rights, a special event featuring Sir Nigel Rodley, whose book, The Treatment of Prisoners Under International Law, was just published in its third edition.
Sir Nigel, who is a member of the U.N. Human Rights Committee, will discuss the importance of a human rights framework to protect the rights of those deprived of their liberty. He will be joined by a panel of human rights lawyers and advocates discussing detention in four different contexts - prisoners' rights in the criminal justice system, prisoners in armed conflict and counter-terrorism situations, immigration detention and juvenile detention - and the value a human rights framework would provide in addressing rights violations in the United States. The event will take place on Thursday, October 8 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and is co-sponsored by the ACLU Human Rights Program and Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute.
- Peter Rosenblum, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein Clinical Professor in Human Rights and Faculty Co-Director of the Human Rights Institute (moderator)
- Sir Nigel Rodley, professor of law and Chair of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex and member of the U.N. Human Rights Committee
- David Fathi, Director, U.S. Program, Human Rights Watch
- Scott Horton, contributing editor, Harper's Magazine and lecturer-in-law, Columbia Law School
- Mie Lewis, staff attorney with the ACLU Women's Rights Project
- Sunita Patel, staff attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
Tuesday, October 8, 2009
4:00 p.m. EDT
Columbia University Law School
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103
435 West 116th Street
New York, NY