WCL Hosts U.S. Hearings of the ICJ Eminent Jurists Panel
WASHINGTON, DC - HEARINGS - On September 6, 7 and 8 the ICJ Eminent Jurists Panel will be hearing evidence in public sessions in Washington DC to examine and assess the United States’ response to terrorism since the attacks on September 11, 2001. The hearings are open to the public, but advance registration is essential.
THE PANEL’S MANDATE
“To examine the compatibility of laws, policies and practices, which are justified expressly or implicitly as necessary to counter terrorism, with international human rights law and, where applicable, with international humanitarian law.”
WHAT IS THE EMINENT JURISTS PANEL?
The Panel is an independent body established by the ICJ to conduct a global inquiry into terrorism, counter-terrorism and human rights. The Panel is considering the nature of today’s terrorist threats and the impact of counter-terrorism measures on human rights. It is also exploring how counter-terrorism laws and policies can be both effective and respect human rights and the rule of law. It is composed of eight internationally renowned jurists from all regions and legal traditions, chaired by Arthur Chaskalson, former Chief Justice of South Africa and the first President of South Africa’s Constitutional Court. In addition to the Chair, the following panel members will be present at the Washington, DC hearings: Georges Abi-Saab (Egypt); Robert K. Goldman (United States); Hina Jilani (Pakistan), Vitit Muntarbhorn (Thailand); and Mary Robinson (Ireland). Please go to http://ejp.icj.org/ for more information.
WHAT IS THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF JURISTS?
The ICJ is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the primacy, coherence and implementation of international law and principles that advance human rights. Based in Geneva, its members represent all the different legal traditions.
WHEN AND WHERE
September 6, 7 and 8, 2006
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
American University Washington College of Law
Room 603, 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC
For more information and to register, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education, American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; www.wcl.american.edu/secle or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact Information
- Jennifer Dabson
- Director, Office of Special Events and Continuing Legal Education
- Washington College of Law at American University
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