Reflections on the Landscape of Justice: From Auschwitz to the Hague

Date and time: 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 06:00
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Location: 
Tishman Auditorium, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South
Registration: 
Open

About Thomas Beurgenthal

Thomas Beurgenthal served two terms as judge at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, writing some of the most influential decisions regarding state responsibility for systematic human rights violations in the Americas. He served on the Truth Commission for El Salvador. In 2000, he was elected to the International Court of Justice, serving for 10 years. He is also the author of the best-selling book, A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy .

About the Lecture

His lecture,"Reflections on the Landscape of Justice: From Auschwitz to The Hague," will take the form of a conversation with David Tolbert. Together, they will explore how notions of transitional justice, including accountability, education, and rule of law, connect to Judge Buergenthal’s unique personal story and career.

The Lecture will be held on Thursday, December 12, 6:00-7:30pm at the Tishman Auditorium, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY. A private reception will follow.

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