Jan 31 2011
Assessing Compliance: The Role of Human Rights Monitoring Mechanisms
The Center for International Human Rights, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The Ph.D./M.A. Program in Political Science, and The Global Studies Collective present this year’s seminar series, the purpose of which is to study how monitoring mechanisms are utilized to assess compliance with international human rights norms and standards. This subject is especially pertinent in light of the recent report submitted by the US government to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) procedures of the UN Human Rights Council, and of the near completion of the first four-year cycle of the UPR process (2008-2011). In addition, the seminar will explore how these monitoring mechanisms can be used more effectively for accountability and advocacy purposes. The seminar will examine monitoring mechanisms of charter and treaty-based bodies, as well as extra-conventional mechanisms and the supplemental monitoring of non-governmental organizations.
PLACE: Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), 365 Fifth Ave., New York, NY
TIME: 6:00-8:00 pm
Thursday, February 10, 2011, Room C203 – Sarah Paoletti, Senior Coordinator, US Human Rights Network Universal Periodic Review Project; Practice
Associate Professor of Law & Director, Transnational Legal Clinic, University of Pennsylvania Law School, The US UPR and an Assessment of the UPR Process.
Thursday, March 10, 2011, Room C197 - Elsa Stamatopoulou, Former Chief of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues for the United Nations
Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Columbia University, Cultural Human Rights and their Monitoring.
Thursday, April 7, 2011, Room C197 – Richard Culp, Associate Professor of Public Administration, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of
New York, The Sentence Enforcement Monitoring Mechanisms of the Ad Hoc and Hybrid International Criminal Tribunals.