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The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

Partners for change at the intersection of academics and advocacy.


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Fredy Peccerelli, Dianne Otto, and Patricia Viseur Sellers discuss the impact of anti-impunity during the concluding panel at the Rapoport Center's ninth annual conference Impunity, Justice and the Human Rights Agenda, February 2013

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice has made strong efforts to explore the intersection of international human rights study and advocacy through the hosting of various conferences. The Rapoport Center also engages human rights faculty, staff and students in dialogue, reflection, and evaluation of the diversity of international and transnational human rights issues in which UT campuses are involved. The Center hopes to use these conferences to consider the state of human rights theory and practice and their possible future trajectories.

Human Rights Constitutionalism:
Global Aspirations, Local Realities

February 13-14, 2014

This year's conference will explore the political and historical currents that led to the current focus on rights in today's constitutionalism, and the effects of this focus on the human rights agenda in different regions of the world.

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Keynote Speaker Samuel Moyn discusses property and the history of human rights at the Rapoport Center's eighth annual conference Property Rights and the Human Rights Agenda, March 2012

Past Conferences