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Seminar on Human Rights and Mass Atrocities

Event Date: 
19 June, 2019 to 21 June, 2019
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Human rights abuses are, despite the existence of human rights treaties and human rights monitoring bodies, being committed in different parts of the world on a rapidly evolving scale. Mass atrocities are generally understood as genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, but many other human rights abuses are committed in conflict-affected contexts. There is a range of responses to these abuses, particularly by national and international actors, constituting international criminal justice and transitional justice.

Against the background of the diverse human rights summer schools and themes, this seminar’s purpose is to add the view of human rights practitioners and academics on human rights mass atrocities through the lens of cinema, disability, trafficked persons, climate change, indigenous people and the Third World Approaches to International Law. By doing so, the seminar aims to move away from the mainstream academic discussion and accentuate the diversity of international human rights narratives and perspectives in order to explore the seminar’s theme.

Speakers include:

  • Regina Paulose (International Criminal Law Attorney and Co-Chair of the Seminar, USA)
  • Dr. Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan (Lecturer Griffith College Dublin and Co-Chair of the Seminar, Ireland)
  • Dr. Zoi Aliozi (Human rights lawyer, Greece)
  • Dr. Amina Adanan (Lecturer NUI Maynooth, Ireland)
  • Front Line Defenders (Dublin, Ireland) Ghazali Ohorella (Member of Indigenous Alifuru people of South – Maluku) )
  • Jordan Lesser (Legal Counsel, NY Legislative Assembly, USA)
  • David Matas (International human rights lawyerCanada)
  • Alan Collins (Solicitor, Hugh James, UK )
  • Dr. Narissa Rasmundar (Senior Lecturer Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom)
  • Dr. Delia Ferri (Lecturer NUI Maynooth, Ireland)

The seminar will be convened at Griffith College Dublin, Ireland from 19th to 21st of June 2019. The regular registration fee is €350. Other rates apply for Griffith College alumni, students and members of the Washington Bar Association. The registration fee includes all conference materials, refreshments, a social activity and a closing dinner. The closing date for registrations is 1 June 2019.

Register here using the following reference: Seminar on Mass Atrocities and Human Rights Law at Griffith College – 3008758

  • Regular registration fee: €350
  • Registration per day: €150
  • GCD students and alumni: €250
  • WPTL Section Members: €300

Group bookings upon request.

Please note: Rooms on the campus of Griffith College Dublin are available and can be booked separately.

Should you have any queries regarding group bookings and room bookings etc, please e-mail [email protected].