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    • Corporate Violations of International Human Rights

       

      31st Oct 2022 9:00 am
      Online

      Where to seek justice when corporations violate international human rights?

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    • Global Threats to Human Rights Defenders

       

      15th Jun 2022 9:00 am
      Online

      Our sixth Practitioner-Scholar Roundtable discussed a range of threats to the safety and the work of human rights defenders, particularly those active in cases at international human rights tribunals, and strategies to help protect and support them.  Speakers Dr. Sergey Golubok is a lawyer who has represented clients in civil rights cases before the courts...

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    • Can we fill the Accountability Gap for Environmental Harm?

       

      19th Jan 2022 9:00 am
      Online

      On Wednesday, January 19th, 2022, we led our fifth installment of our Practitioner-Scholar Roundtable. Since the inception of the idea to define and criminalize environmental harm in the 1970s, today there is a renewed momentum and support to address accountability for environmental harm. In June 2021, an Independent Expert Panel for the Legal Definition of...

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    • Does Facebook’s Oversight Board Promote International Human Rights?

       

      28th Oct 2021 9:00 am
      Online

      For the fourth Practitioner-Scholar Roundtable hosted by the ActInCourts Network, we will discuss the role of the Facebook Oversight Board in international human rights. You can RSVP via our Eventbrite link. The Oversight Board is one of the most significant innovations in global human rights governance, affecting freedom of expression and other rights for over...

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    • International Tribunals and Domestic Trials in Peace Negotiations

       

      28th Sep 2021 11:00 am
      Online

      In this virtual workshop, Genevieve Bates presented her recent work on international tribunals and domestic trials in peace negotiations. Professors Oumar Ba and MP Broache also joined the conversation. Speakers Genevieve Bates is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. She presented her paper “Threats and Commitments: International Tribunals and Domestic...

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    • From Courts to Communities: How Do International Courts Affect Victims?

       

      30th Mar 2021 1:00 pm
      Online

      International courts and human rights bodies are often justified as a last resort for victims of rights violations to achieve justice. But do they actually do this? How can we evaluate international courts and what justice looks like from the perspectives of victims? Our roundtable discussed a variety of issues led by three panelists. Panelists...

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    • Comparative Law by International Means

       

      22nd Feb 2021 8:30 pm
      Online

      In this virtual workshop, Jorges Contesse (Associate Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School) presented his paper “Comparative Law by International Means”. The conversation was led by discussants Pär Engström (Senior Lecturer in Human Rights at the Institute of the Americas, University College London) and Jillienne Haglund (Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Kentucky).

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    • Backlash Against International Courts

       

      25th Jan 2021 1:00 pm
      Online

      This roundtable discussed the causes, consequences and practices of backlash against international human rights courts. What actors are pushing this backlash? How does it affect activists, litigants and victims of rights violations? How are judges and civil society groups accommodating or resisting efforts to undermine international courts? To address these and other issues, the roundtable...

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    • Legitimacy, Indeterminacy, and the Power of Legal Interpreters in the International Criminal Court

       

      7th Dec 2020 8:30 pm
      Online

      Research by Lucrecia Garcia Iommi (Associate Professor of Politics, Fairfield University). Discussants: Nicole de Silva (Concordia University) and Andrea Vilán (Princeton University).  

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    • Human Rights Litigation Strategies in an Age of Pandemic

       

      16th Nov 2020 12:30 pm
      Online

      How has the global pandemic shaped the processes and aims of human rights advocacy? How might insights from other areas of international litigation efforts inform the advocacy strategies of organizations as they respond to pandemic-related threats? Three panelists led our discussion of these issues. Panelists Rachel Cichowski is Professor of Political Science at the University of...

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    • Premise, Promise, Power, Paucity: Governing European States’ Treatment of Irregular Migrants Through International Criminal Law

       

      19th Oct 2020 8:00 pm
      Online

      Research by Kerstin Bree Carlson (Associate Professor, Department of Law, University of Southern Denmark) Discussants: Heidi Haddad (Pomona College) and Franziska Newell (Texas State)

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    • 2019 ActInCourts Workshop

       

      15th Oct 2019 12:30 pm
      Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

      In early October 2019, ActInCourts (Activists in International Courts) network members will meet at iCourts, at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. This workshop offers the opportunity to share knowledge among our partner institutions to identify and gather desirable data to supplement existing sources such as Cichowski’s, Kahraman’s and Haddad and Sundstrom’s databases. The Copenhagen networking...

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    • 2018 ActInCourts Workshop

       

      16th Nov 2018 6:30 pm
      Liu Institute for Global Issues

      On November 16, 2018, our emerging network of scholars and human rights NGO practitioners met at University of British Columbia for a one-day workshop on activists in international courts, to discuss research themes that connect us, and to identify research topics that would be valuable to
the practitioners and scholars alike. We identified themes and gaps...

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    • 2017 ActInCourts Workshop

       

      27th May 2017 6:00 pm
      Liu Institute for Global Issues

      We hosted a workshop on May 17, 2017 at the University of British Columbia: “Legal Mobilization and International Courts: NGO and Lawyer Activism in Regional Human Rights Courts”. This workshop brought together international scholars specialized in “legal mobilization”, from the fields of law, sociology and political science. At our one-day workshop, we explored the contours...

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