CCR Legal Director Baher Azmy will participate on a panel, Human Rights After Trump: Survival and Resistance, at this year’s International Law Weekend (ILW), presented by the American Branch of the International Law Association & the International Law Students Association. The theme of ILW 2017 is “International Law in Challenging Times”.
From the executive orders banning travel to the United States, to the imposition of an even more draconian global gag rule on abortion, to the rollback of civil rights by the new Attorney General, the Trump administration threatens human rights at home and abroad. Paradoxically, the new president has generated massive, if inchoate, support for human rights and galvanized the human rights community. More than 3 million people across the country protested the day after Trump's inauguration, while hundreds of sister protests occurred throughout the world. Protests have continued, while new legal challenges have been brought in a variety of areas. This panel will offer strategies for maintaining human rights across a broad range of areas; including immigration, racial justice, women's rights, and national security; drawing on a newly-energized group of lawyers, teachers, and activists.
Jonathan Hafetz, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Democracy, American Civil Liberties Union; Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School
Barbara Stark, Professor of Law and John DeWitt Gregory Research Scholar, Hofstra Law School
Baher Azmy, Center for Constitutional Rights
Bennett Apers, Stanley A. August Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School, Visiting Professor of Law, Boston University
Azahdeh Shahshahani, Project South, Atlanta
The discussion will take place in Room 2-02C. Admission to ILW is free for students. For all others, there is a fee of $50. To register, visit the ILW conference website.