International Human Rights Committee podcasts

China’s Repatriation of North Korean Refugees 10/28/14

North Korea is engaged in ongoing, widespread and systematic violations of the human rights of its own citizens. Hundreds of thousands have attempted to flee across the border into China; many are turned back. This panel will examine the status of North Korean refugees in China, relevant international and domestic laws, and China’s domestic considerations in formulating and implementing its refugee policies.

Moderator: Thomas T. Papain, Ahmuty, Demers & McManus.

Speakers: David Hawk, Adjunct Professor, Hunter College, City University of New York; Author, North Korean human rights report “The Hidden Gulag”; Elisabeth Wickeri, Executive Director, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice; Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School; Executive Director, Committee to Support Chinese Lawyers; Angus Fei Ni, Debevoise & Plimpton. Has worked with U.S. missionaries in South Korea and China, planning routes and transporting North Korean border crossers from Northern China to Laos.

Sponsored by: Committee on Asian Affairs Committee; Committee on International Human Rights

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An Open Invitation to Discuss the City Bar’s Climate Change Initiatives 3/2/2010
The City Bar is developing a variety of legal and policy initiatives to mitigate and adapt to Climate Change. At this meeting, committee chairs will present this work and explore opportunities to make even more valuable contributions: conducting research and writing reports, convening lectures and public programs, and participating in the planning necessary to enable our community to survive and thrive in a changed climate. Members are invited to learn about and discuss the Association’s efforts and to explore ways to participate.

Adeeb Fadil, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Chair of the Committee on International Environmental Law; Fred Fucci, Arnold & Porter LLP, Chair of the Energy Law Committee; Jaipat S. Jain, Lazare Potter & Giacovas LLP, Asian Affairs Committee; Stephen L. Kass, Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP, Chair of the Committee on International Human Rights; Kathy Robb, Hunton & Williams LLP, Chair of the Environmental Law Committee; Mark R. Shulman, Pace Law School, Chair of the Council on International Affairs; Katlyn Thomas, Chair of the United Nations Affairs Committee

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Assessing Human Rights in Iran 9/29/09
Human rights in Iran have been a critical international issue in the wake of the nation’s June 12th presidential election. Since the election, there have been reports of government abuses, including speech and assembly repression, arbitrary arrest and detention, torture, and execution. The panel seeks to present diverse perspectives from scholars, human rights lawyers, and journalists on this pressing issue.

Featured Speakers:
Mehrangiz Kar, Human Rights Attorney, Author, Activist; Roozbeh Mirebrahimi, Journalist and Blogger; Renee Redman, Executive Director, Iran Human Rights Documentation Center; Gary Sick, Senior Research Scholar, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University

Moderator: Mark R. Shulman, Pace Law School; Chair, City Bar Council on International Affairs

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Eminent Jurists Report on Counter-Terrorism Investigation 5/4/09
Prominent members of The Eminent Jurists Panel of the International Commission of Jurists present the results of one of the most comprehensive investigations ever undertaken into the impact of counter-terror measures on human rights.

Featured Speakers:
MARY ROBINSON, Former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, President of the ICJ and member of the Eminent Jurists
Panel ROBERT GOLDMAN, Professor of Law at American University College of Law, former President of the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights
and UN Special Representative on Terrorism and Human Rights, member of the Eminent Jurists Panel

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Prosecuting Terrorists: The Prosecutors’ Perspectives – A Panel Discussion 9/8/08
Co-sponsored by Human Rights First

Ever since the first detainees began arriving at Guantanamo Bay in 2002, there has been debate about the proper forum in which to prosecute suspected terrorists. Now, with the conclusion of the first military commission trial at Guantanamo, the debate is more important than ever.

With James J. Benjamin, Jr., Former AUSA; Andrew McCarthy, Former AUSA; Mary Jo White, Former US Attorney; Richard B. Zabel, Former AUSA; Moderated by Hon. Benjamin Civiletti, Former U.S. Attorney General; Chaired by Mark R. Shulman