The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law


Contemporary Challenges in Human Rights Conference

Held in April 2017, Contemporary Challenges in Human Rights Conference focused on three critical areas of human rights challenges: National Security and Civil Liberties; Ensuring the Protection of Health as a Human Right during Conflict and Humanitarian Settings; and Accountability for Genocide and Other Mass Atrocities.. Leading scholars in the field, including those based at UCLA, contributed their expertise to a wide ranging set of discussions that focused on these challenges and suggested ways forward.

The conference keynote speaker was Geoffrey Robertson, Q.C., Founder and Joint Head of Doughty Street Chambers, with discussant Aslı Bâli, Professor of Law; Director, UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA.

The conference was sponsored by UCLA Law's International and Comparative Law Program.

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