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Justice Stephen Breyer, Deputy Assistant AG Pamela Karlan and Others Discuss The Future of Human Rights

April 15, 2014 —


Georgetown University Law Center, The New York Review of Books and The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law present The Future of Human Rights. Panelists include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and Deputy Assistant Attorney General Pamela Karlan, among other experts.


Monday, April 21, 2014


Georgetown University Law Center
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor
120 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001


4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Panel - The Next Generation’s Human Rights Challenges

Shami Chakrabarti, Director, Liberty (UK)
Pamela Karlan, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice
Ken Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch
Jeremy Waldron, Professor, New York University Law School
Rosa Brooks, Professor, Georgetown Law (Moderator)
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Welcome Remarks
Robert Silvers, Editor, The New York Review of Books
Panel – Lessons from the Past for the Future of Human Rights: A Conversation
Justice Stephen Breyer, United States Supreme Court
Chief Justice Margaret Marshall (ret.), Massachusetts Supreme Court
Sir Jeffrey Jowell, Director, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
David Cole, Professor, Georgetown Law (Moderator)


A live webcast of the event will be available here

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