Thursday, October 25, 2012
"The Enemy Within"
A Talk by Ben Emmerson
UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Implementation of Human Rights While Countering Terrorism
12:00- 1:00 p.m.
Harvard Law School
Ben Emmerson has more than 25 years of experience in domestic law and international human rights law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law. He has litigated extensively in domestic courts, the European Court of Human Rights, the International Court of Justice, and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, including on domestic and international terrorism cases.
In this talk, Emmerson will describe the principal challenges currently facing his mandate, including recent developments on the accountability of public officials for involvement in the US policies of targeted killing, torture, secret detention and rendition. He will address the positions taken on some of the key issues by the candidates to the US Presidential election, and give an overview of the human rights issues currently heading the UN's counter-terrorism agenda.
This talk is being co-sponsored by Harvard National Security and Law Association
Friday, October 26, 2012
"Reforming Justice: A Journey to Fairness in Asia"
A Book Talk by Livingston Armytage, Director, Centre for Judicial Studies, Australia
12:00- 2:00 p.m.
Nye A, Fifth Floor, Taubman Building
Harvard Kennedy School
Over the past 50 years, development agencies have spent billions of dollars grappling with the challenge of improving "the rule of law" through improving economic growth and good governance with often dismal results. The unmet challenge is to address mounting concerns about equity and distribution. In his presentation, Dr. Armytage will call for justice to be positioned more centrally in evolving notions of equitable development. Building on new evidence from Asia, he argues that it is time to realign these reforms to promote justice as fairness and equity.
Livingston Armytage has more than 35 years of experience as a lawyer and director of judicial education and legal training programs. He is also the author of "Reforming Justice: A Journey to Fairness in Asia," published this past spring by Cambridge University Press.
This event is being co-sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Law & International Development Society.