We are excited to announce that we will be holding a reading group Thursday, November 9, from 5-6PM in Furman Hall 604 (6th floor).
Our reading group topic concerns the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. We are honored to announce that this discussion will be led by Joanna Naples-Mitchell, a 3L at NYU with experience advocating for human rights in Yemen. The discussion will begin with the showing of the 10-minute FRONTLINE documentary on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Joanna will provide an overview and development of the situation, and will talk about avenues for advocacy.
Joanna recommends the following reading in preparation for the discussion:
From the War on al Qaeda to a Humanitarian Catastrophe: How the U.S. Got Dragged Into Yemen, Foreign Policy, September 11, 2017
Please RSVP to this form for the reading group discussion. If you have any questions, please e-mail either Selene (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Melina (email@example.com). Thank you, and we look forward to discussing with you!
Tired of studying? Come join the Law Students for Human Rights for cookies, brownies, chips, and other junk food! What better way to take a break from the library and forget about finals than to indulge in delicious treats?? And for those of you who ACTUALLY want to forget, adult beverages will be on hand as well!
Come eat, drink, and talk about…. whatever you want! There is no agenda, just food and good company!
Thank you to everyone who applied for LSHR Exec Board positions! We were thrilled by the amount of interest and dedication, and can’t wait for another great year.
Congratulations to the new officers for 2014-2015:
Chair: Rita Astoor
Vice Chair/Treasurer: Patti Shnell
Advocacy Co-Chairs: Lizzie Davis and Shane Meckler
Education/CHRGJ Chair: Nina Sheth
Outreach Chair: Allie Wilson
Career Development Chair: Amy Zajac
Social Chair: Ariela Pier
If any of you have been interested in becoming more involved in LSHR, take this opportunity to apply for one of the exec board positions! There are several to choose from, depending on your interests, and you’ll be working with some great people who share your passion and dedication.
Applications can be found under the 2013-2014 Applications tab (not sure how to change the title yet). Due by Wednesday, March 26th at midnight. There are position descriptions on the application form. If you have any questions, feel free to email Amanda (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have any questions specific to positions, our website has a list of all the current officers (https://nyulshr.wordpress.com/meet-the-board/).
February 12th, 13th, and 14th at 8pm in Tishman Auditorium.
Come out to see NYU Graduate Women perform Eve Ensler’s play to join the global effort to stop violence against women and girls! It is a great show: it’s about vaginas, people with vaginas, people who love vaginas, and people who love people with vaginas. It is also honest, uncomfortable and hilarious. Tickets will be available for $10 in advance in Golding starting tomorrow. Tickets will also be available for $15 at the door. Join us for some snacks and drinks before the show in Kushner at 7pm and after the show on Wednesday at Malt House and Thursday’s SBA/VM Bar Review at Village Pourhouse.
Friday, February 7, 12:30-2:00pm, WILF Hall, 5th Floor Conference Room
CHRGJ and LSHR’s Human Rights Defenders Series is proud to present a close colleague and partner of the Global Justice Clinic, Nixon Boumba, a Haitian human rights activist and member of the Kolektif Jistis Min nan Ayiti (Haiti Mining Justice Collective). Boumba has been working in mining-affected areas of Haiti to ensure that local people understand their rights in regard to the extractives industry. Besides his work on mining, Boumba is also a supporter of economic and cultural rights in Haiti, a staunch advocate on behalf of all marginalized and oppressed populations in Haiti, and a leading figure calling for vigilance and justice in Haiti’s current development climate, which is marked by notoriously low wages and controversial efforts to create industrial and tourist zones.
In his talk, Boumba will discuss the challenges inherent to being a human rights defender in a country where human rights advocates are increasingly being persecuted for their work. He will also discuss the specific tools and tactics available to advocates hoping to minimize the potential harms of mining on local communities.
The NYU-SCPS Global Affairs Program and Law Students for Human Rights at NYU Law invite you to a unique evening of film and discussion. After successful screenings in NYC and L.A., numerous reviews from BBC, NY Times, LA Times, Variety, The Huffington Post, IT News, Le Figaro and more, The Second Meeting documentary is now an official runner for the 2014 Oscars.
Following the screening, director Zeljko Mirkovic and one of the film’s protagonists, former US pilot Dale Zelko will be available to take questions and and share their thoughts. Professors Jennifer Trahan and Belinda Cooper will also be featured panelists as they join the discussion to weigh in on the international law and human rights aspects of this gripping true story and it’s implications for the similar disputes in the context of global affairs.
The Film is supported by Serbian Ministry of Culture, US Embassy Belgrade, German Marshal Fund-Balkan Trust for Democracy.
Special Guest Panel Speakers:
Professor Jennifer Trahan, J.D., LL.M. and Professor Belinda Cooper, J.D
Special Guests From the Film:
Zeljko Mirkovic – Award Winning Director and Producer, Lt. Dale Zelko Former U.S. F-117 NATO Pilot Who Was Shot Down by Serbian Soldier and Zoran Amar
PACT (Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation), THRILL (The Human Rights International Law League), and Law Students for Human Rights at NYU Law in conjunction with the NYU-SCPS Global Affairs Program
Watch the trailer at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWG0byQevjA