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April  15, 2010

Human Rights Happy Hour: Cecilia Medina to speak on “The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Reflections on a Joint Venture—Twenty Years Later,” April 19, 2010

On Monday, April 19, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the Eidman Courtroom at the University of Texas School of Law, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host Cecilia Medina, Professor of Law at the University of Chile and immediate past-president of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, who will speak on “The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Reflections on a Joint Venture—Twenty Years Later.”

As this is the final lecture in the Human Rights Happy Hour Speaker Series this year, the Rapoport Center will host a reception following the talk to celebrate the conclusion of another great semester of thought-provoking, successful programming.

In addition to being immediate past-president of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Cecilia Medina is Professor of Law and co-director of the Human Rights Center at the University of Chile. She is also the former chair of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, where she served between 1995 and 2002. In 2006, the United Nations Human Rights Council selected her for the group of independent experts assigned to investigate the November 2006 Beit Hanoun incident. Medina has published extensively on human rights law in the Inter-American System and on women’s rights. She will be at the University of Texas from April 19–23, 2010 as a LLILAS Visiting Resource Professor.

Ariel Dulitzky, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Human Rights Clinic, will serve as respondent to Medina’s talk.

More information on Professor Medina, as well as the other speakers in our series, can be found on the Rapoport Center website. Additionally, if you would like to request a copy of the paper she will be discussing during her talk, which revisits some of the issues she first considered in an article published twenty years ago in the Human Rights Quarterly, please contact Center Administrator Sarah Cline.

Contact:

Sarah Cline, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, 512-232-4857, scline@law.utexas.edu.