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Human Rights in the US

Conference Attendees are Welcome to Attend Any Panel on Any Track

REVISITING CIVIL RIGHTS AS HUMAN RIGHTS

FRIDAY, April 28, 2011, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Butler Board Room

This panel will look at emerging perspectives on reframing civil rights as human rights, including the prospect for creating a national human rights institution that incorporates both civil and human rights issues. The panel will also examine specific issues which straddle both frameworks such as racial profiling, juvenile life imprisonment without parole and minority rights.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

- Julie Fernandes, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice
- Margaret Huang, Executive Director, The Rights Working Group
- Fernando Garcia, Executive Director, Border Network for Human Rights

RELEVANT ARTICLES:

- "Flip-flopping About a Bad Policy" by Margaret Huang
- "Bringing Human Rights Home" Edited by Cynthia Soohoo, Catherine Albisa, and Martha F. Davis
- "A different kind of voter ID law at issue" by Julie Fernandes