For Immediate Release
Robyn Shepherd, (212) 519-7829 or 549-2666; firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - 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
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