For Immediate Release

Organization Profile: 

Robyn Shepherd, (212) 519-7829 or 549-2666;

ACLU And Columbia Law School Present: Detention And Human Rights

Featuring Sir Nigel Rodley, Member Of The U.N. Human Rights Committee And Author Of The Treatment Of Prisoners Under International Law

NEW YORK - 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


  • Peter Rosenblum,
    Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein Clinical Professor in Human
    Rights and Faculty Co-Director of the Human Rights Institute
  • 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



This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) conserves America's original civic values working in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in the United States by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Share This Article

More in: