12th Annual International Law and Human Rights Emerging Scholarship Conference

Date and time: 
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 11:00 to 16:00
Furman Hall (245 Sullivan Street) , Room 332. New York, NY.


CHRGJ’s 12th annual International Law and Human Rights Emerging Scholarship Conference, presented in conjunction with the Institute for International Law and Justice provides an opportunity for current NYU School of Law JD, LLM, and JSD students to present papers and to foster discussion and debate on a broad set of international law and human rights issues. The purpose of the conference is to encourage the development of scholarship by giving students an opportunity to present papers and works-in-progress in a constructive and collaborative environment.

Selected students will briefly present their papers or works-in-progress at the conference and will receive comments from an interdisciplinary group of faculty members and leading practitioners. In addition, one student will be awarded the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice Emerging Scholar Essay Prize for the best paper on human rights.

Featured speakers: Chris Albin-Lackey (Human Rights Watch), Muzaffar Chishti (NYU, Migration Policy Institute), Zama Coursen-Neff (Human Rights Watch), Allison Corkery (Center for Economic and Social Rights), Eduardo Gonzalez (International Center for Transitional Justice), Ryan Goodman (NYU, CHRGJ), Sally Merry (NYU,CHRGJ) Margaret Satterthwaite (NYU, CHRGJ), Darian Pavli (Open Society Justice Initiative), Marlon Weichert (CHRGJ), Daniel Wilkinson (Human Rights Watch), and Marcos Zunino (CHRGJ).


Welcome Remarks 1:00pm

Panel 1: Protecting Rights during Conflict 1:10-2:10
Emily Buist-Catherwood (LLM) Enforcing the Right to Education: Military Presence and the GCPEA Guidelines
Oliver Persey (LLM) Greening the Targeting Process in International Armed Conflicts: The Potential Impact of Environmental Human Rights Law on International Humanitarian Law

10 Minute Break

Panel 2: Interdependence of Human Rights 2:20-3:20pm
Jay Shooster (JD ’16) Unalienable: The Human Right to Immigrate and the End of Extreme Poverty
Allie Wilson (JD ’16) From Freedom of Information to a Right to Information: An Economic Rights Perspective

15 Minute Break

Panel 3: Peoples, Heritage, and Rights in Context: Constitutions and Transitions 3:35-4:35pm
Harry Hobbs (LLM) Locating the Logic of Transitional Justice in Liberal Democracies: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Rights in Australia
Edefe Ojomo (LLM) Counterbalancing Peoples’ Rights and Persons’ Rights: Distilling a Nigerian Constitutional Construction of Rights

10 Minute Break

Panel 4: Righting Social and Economic Wrongs through Criminal Law and Transitional Justice 4:45-5:45pm
Sumeya Mulla (LLM) Economic, Social & Cultural Rights: Is There a Role for International Criminal Law?
Natalia Restrepo-Ortiz (LLM) Transitional Justice in Colombia: Is Law 1448 of 2011 (Victims’ Law) enough?

Closing Remarks by Nikki Reisch 5:45pm

How to Attend

This event is free and open to the public. Valid ID and RSVP are required. Please email angela.mew@nyu.edu to RSVP