Combating International Human Rights Abuses Using U.S. Courts & International Mechanisms

2017 JILP Symposium
Event Date
King Hall

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MCLE Credits Available

Program Schedule

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Breakfast & Networking

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction
Hope Kwiatkowski, Editor In Chief, Journal of International Law & Policy, 3L

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.  |  Panel 1
Using U.S. Domestic Liability as a Means for Accountability of International Human Rights Violations 
Moderator: Roza Essaw, Pritkin Chair, Journal of International Law & Policy, 2L
Paul Hoffman, Partner, Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP
Franklin A. Gevurtz, Distinguished Professor of Law, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Mugambi Jouet, Thomas C. Grey Fellow, Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Keynote Address
Dr. Kathy Roberts, Director of Transitional Justice Initiatives and Acting Legal Director, Center for Justice and Accountability

1:15 - 3:00 p.m.  |  Panel 2
Alternatives to Domestic Liability for International Human Rights Abuses
Moderator: John MillerManaging Editor of Production, Journal of International Law & Policy, 3L
Roxanna Altholz, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Associate Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic, Berkeley Law 
Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law
Dana Zartner, Associate Professor and Chair, International Studies Department and Adjunct Professor, University of San Francisco School of Law
Peter Jan Honingsberg, Professor of Law, University of San Francisco School of Law, and Founder and Director, Witness to Guantanamo