The Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review cordially invites you to the Fall 2014 Symposium entitled “Strategic Litigation in the International Human Rights System: Why, How, and with What Results?” It will take place from 3:30-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17 in Robinson Courtroom on Loyola Law School’s campus in downtown Los Angeles.
The symposium features four distinguished speakers actively engaged in litigation before various international human rights bodies and moderated by Cesare Romano, Professor of Law and the W. Joseph Ford Fellow at Loyola Law School. The speakers will explore the increasing use by an expanding number of non-governmental organizations and law school clinics in particular of the Inter-American system of protection of human rights, and share their first-hand experiences. Finally, a small reception will be held on campus serving hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine for an opportunity to continue the discussion.
- Moderator: Cesare Romano - Professor of Law, W. Joseph Ford Fellow and Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
- Viviana Krsticevic - Executive Director at the Center for Justice and International Law in Washington, D.C.
- Bernard Duhaime - Faculty of Law and Political Science at the University of Québec
- Jessica Peake - Director of the International and Comparative Law Program at UCLA School of Law
- Veronica Aragón - Deputy Director, International Human Rights Clinic and Adjunct Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
LAUNCH OF INNOVATIVE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DATABASE
On the occasion of the symposium, the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review will also launch a new website. The website is the result of a multi-year long-term research project led by Professor Romano and run by a selected group of students of the International and Comparative Law Review. It features a comprehensive collection of concise but detailed summaries in English of all cases decided by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights; a searchable database of comprehensively coded decisions; and country profiles that help the users put the various decisions in their wider context. It is the only website of this kind, and it aims to become a one-stop source for essential information about the Inter-American Court for scholars (legal and political scientists), as well as practitioners all around the world.
After the speaking portion of the event, the website will be unveiled and an instructional demonstration will be provided.