The First 100 Days: Bringing Human Rights Home - Human Rights Summit

Date 

Add to My Calendar Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Location 

Join the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and other human rights advocates next Wednesday January 14th at The First 100 Days: Bringing Human Rights Home. This critical human rights summit will take place from 12 noon to 3 p.m. in the Murrow/White/Lisagor Room at the National Press Club located at 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC.

Representatives of key human rights organizations will come together to present their visions, plans and calls for the incoming Obama administration, particularly for the first 100 days of the new administration. The summit, sponsored by the CCR, will present perspectives and proposals from a broad spectrum of the human rights community.

A series of three consecutive panels will be moderated by Annette Dickerson, Director of Education and Outreach. The following individuals and organizations will be speaking:

Domestic Repression and Human Rights

Ajamu Baraka, US Human Rights Network
Caroline Fredrickson, American Civil Liberties Union
Kareem Shora, American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee
Mara Verheyden Hilliard, National Lawyers Guild and Partnership for Civil Justice

Global Detention, Rendition and Torture

Devon Chaffee, Human Rights First
Matthew Daloisio, Witness Against Torture
Jennifer Daskal, Human Rights Watch
Demissie Abebe, Torture Abolition Survivors Support Coalition
Vincent Warren, Center for Constitutional Rights

Ending the Imperial Presidency

Ajamu Baraka, US Human Rights Network
Dalia Hashad, Amnesty International USA
Sharon Bradford Franklin, Constitution Project
Caroline Fredrickson, American Civil Liberties Union
Vincent Warren, Center for Constitutional Rights

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January 8, 2009