“Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Times of Crisis”

September 28, 2018

Renowned international human rights advocate and Pakistani legal trailblazer Hina Jilani to deliver annual Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute lecture

WASHINGTON – Former U.N. Special Representative on Human Rights Defenders Hina Jilani will deliver Georgetown Law’s annual human rights lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 3.


As conflict and political crises drive mass migration and insecurity around the world, the erosion of rule of law threatens critical mechanisms to protect human rights. So will argue longtime human rights advocate and legal trailblazer Hina Jilani, in the Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute’s annual Drinan Chair lecture. She will discuss the impact of new laws, unlawful practices and counterterrorism security measures on human rights, as well as approaches that can better protect civilians, democratic values and peace.


Hina Jilani is Georgetown Law’s 2018-2019 Robert F. Drinan, S.J., Visiting Professor of Human Rights. From 2000-2008, Professor Jilani served as the UN Special Representative on Human Rights Defenders.  She also served as president of the World Organization Against Torture in 2016. Professor Jilani founded Pakistan’s first all-women law firm, its first legal aid center, and the Human Rights Commission, and has been an advocate of Pakistan’s Supreme Court since 1992. She was awarded the Millennium Peace Prize for Women in 2001.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm


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