Detention and Human Rights- Featuring CCR Staff Attorney Sunita Patel- New York, NY


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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

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 Institute.

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