Wolfgang Kaleck Human Rights Seminar Series


Add to My Calendar Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:00pm to Tuesday, April 14, 2020 7:00pm


2 Court Square
Long Island City, NY 11101

Join the CUNY School of Law's Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice for the first in a series of human rights seminars led by their 2020 Scholar-in-Residence, longtime Center for Consitutional Rights ally and co-counsel Wolfgang Kaleck. 

Global Social Justice is Possible: Transnational Human Rights Litigation in Times of Cholera
February 5, 2020 5-7:00 p.m.
Center for Constitutional Rights Executive Director Vincent Warren will join Kaleck for this inaugural seminar.

Argentina: The Fight Against Impunity and the Power of Social Movements
March 11, 2020  5-7:00 p.m. 

Universal Jurisdiction Against Torture: From Rumsfeld to Syria’s Assad
March 18, 2020  5-7:00 p.m. 

Challenging Corporate Power Through Litigation
April 14, 2020 5-7:00 p.m.

Each seminar is free with mandatory RSVP.  

About Wolfgang Kaleck:

Kaleck, the Founder and General Secretary of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) in Berlin, is a human rights attorney at the forefront of the legal fight to hold powerful individuals, corporations, and governments around the world accountable for human rights abuses. He has worked in Argentina to stand with the mothers of people “disappeared” under the military dictatorship; with exiled Syrian communities to assemble cases on torture against senior officials in the Assad government; in Central America to investigate the Guatemalan massacres of indigenous people; in New York, as a partner in action against Donald Rumsfeld, former U.S. Secretary Defense, for the torture he sanctioned after 9/11 at Guantánamo Bay and Abu Ghraib; and in Moscow where he represents whistleblower Edward Snowden. His most recent book is Law Versus Power: Our Global Fight for Human Rights.

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February 4, 2020