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April 2013

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The Inter-American System of Human Rights: From an auspicious beginning to an uncertain future

Charles Moyer from the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, will present a talk entitled “The Inter-American System of Human Rights: From an auspicious beginning to an uncertain future.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Monday, April 8th, from 5:00-6:30pm in the Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111) at the University of Texas School of Law. Professor Ariel Dulitzky will serve as respondent. Light refreshments will be served.

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the keystone of the Inter-American System, has gone from being a staunch defender of human rights, especially during the darkest periods in the hemisphere, to having to defend itself from attacks by the governments that created it and established its norms. In addition, the more recently established Inter-American Court of Human Rights has been a spill-over victim of these attacks. The Organization of American States, which exists to promote and protect human rights, is now the battleground where the war on the system is being played out.

Charles Moyer has devoted his professional career to the international protection of human rights. He was a Specialist of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights from 1970-79 and was elected to be the first Secretary of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, where he served during the 1980s. Prior to joining the Inter-American Commission, Moyer served as an Army Artillery officer and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Venezuela. After his retirement from the Organization of American States in 1989, Moyer served as an adjunct professor at American University’s Washington School of Law. He currently works with the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in San José, Costa Rica. Moyer received a B.A. from Gettysburg College and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.

Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111), UT School of Law April 8, 2013 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
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Rethinking Power and Resistance Archive Launch + Panel on Gender Justice

This event and panel discussion launches a new online video archive through the UT Libraries Human Rights Documentation Initiative.

The Center for Women’s & Gender Studies (CWGS) and the University of Texas Libraries Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI) invites you to the launch of the online video archive for the 2012 “Rethinking Power & Resistance: Gender and Human Rights from Texas to the Transnational Americas” Conference held at the HRDI.

This event will include lunch and a panel discussion to be held Tuesday, April 30, from Noon – 1:30 p.m., in the second-floor conference room of Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection in Sid Richardson Hall (SRH).

At the April 30th event, a panel of “Rethinking Power & Resistance” conference participants will continue a conference discussion thread on gender justice. Panelists Dr. Matt Richardson, Associate Professor of English and African and African Diaspora Studies and CWGS Affiliate; Dr. Christen Smith, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African and African Diaspora Studies; and Rose Pulliam, MSW, Co-Director of allgo, a statewide queer people of color organization, will use Dr. Smith’s research on the politics of performance, race, violence and the body in Brazil and the Americas, as a starting point for conversation about new opportunities for university-community collaboration.

Please RSVP for lunch by Friday, April 26: pheisler@austin.utexas.edu

One of the aims of the “Rethinking Power & Resistance” Conference was to build a foundation for ongoing relationships among university and community members who are engaged in issues of gender and human rights. The conference, held last October, is a project of the Embrey Women’s Human Rights Initiative (EWHRI) at the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies.

Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sid Richardson Hall, University of Texas at Austin April 30, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
 
 
 
 
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