Human Rights Fact-finding in the Era of Fake News

4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m., March 26, 2019
Location: 1400 16th St NW, Washington, DC  

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A growing suspicion about the reliability and accuracy of reporting, and the widespread dissemination of disinformation associated with strongman governments around the world, raises critical challenges to human rights advocacy, litigation and enforcement, policymaking, and promotion. Dr. Agnès Callamard will explore the challenges confronted by those responsible for human rights fact-finding.

This event is presented by the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs and its Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights.

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Agnès Callamard

United Nations Special Rapporteur, Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions
Keynote Speaker

Diane Desierto

Associate Professor of Human Rights Law and Global Affairs, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame

Gerald L. Neuman

J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law; Director, Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School

Steven R. Ratner

Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

James J. Silk

Binger Clinical Professor of Human Rights; Director, Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic; and Director, Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights, Yale Law School

Penelope Van Tuyl

Associate Director of the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice, Stanford Global Studies, Stanford University