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The Sovereignty of Human Rights

The Sovereignty of Human Rights
1 Devonshire Place, Munk School of Global Affairs, Campbell Conference Facility
Time: Apr 19th, 10:00 am End: Apr 19th, 5:30 pm
Interest Categories: Political Science, Law, Faculty of , Critical Theory, 2000-
Symposium

The Faculty of Law presents a joint effort of the University of Toronto Law Journal and the office of Associate Dean Research

Symposium on Patrick Macklem's new book,

The Sovereignty of Human Rights

published by OUP. The proceeds of the symposium will be published in the UTLJ.

The attached poster sets out the schedule.

The participants in the symposium are:


James Anaya is a Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law where he teaches and writes in the areas of international human rights, constitutional law, and issues concerning indigenous peoples. He was the UN's Special Rapporteur ?on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples from 2008 to 2014.

Arnulf Becker Lorca is a Visiting Faculty at the International Relations Program at Brown University. He received his SJD from Harvard Law School. He was a lecturer in public international law at King's College London, a visiting lecturer at Brandeis University and a Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University. His book, Mestizo International Law: A Global Intellectual History, 1842-1933, was published in 2014 by Cambridge University Press.

Jutta Brunnée is Professor of Law and Metcalf Chair in Environmental Law, University of Toronto. Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of Public International Law and International Environmental Law. Professor Brunnée is co-author with Stephen Toope of Legitimacy and Legality in International Law: An Interactional Account (Cambridge University Press, 2010), which was awarded the American Society of International Law's 2011 Certificate of Merit for preeminent contribution to creative scholarship.

Jean Cohen is the Nell and Herbert M. Singer Professor of Political Thought and Contemporary Civilization at Columbia University. She teaches contemporary political and legal theory; continental political thought; rights, religion and constitutional democracy; contemporary civilization, critical theory, and international political theory. Cambridge University Press recently published her Globalization and Sovereignty: Rethinking Legality, Legitimacy and Constitutionalism.

Ruth Dukes is a Senior Lecturer in Labour Law at Glasgow University. She recently published with Oxford University Press The Labour Constitution: The Enduring Idea of Labour Law.

Andrew Erueti is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Auckland University. His main research interests are the Treaty of Waitangi, Maori land law, Maori customary law, human rights and indigenous rights. He has recently won a major Nga Pae o te Maramatanga research grant. He has worked at Kensington Swan, been a member of the Victoria University Law Faculty and Waikato Law School, and worked for Amnesty International in London and Geneva as its adviser on indigenous rights. He has acted for hapu and iwi in the Maori Land Court, the Waitangi Tribunal, and in international human rights treaty bodies. He has an LLB from Canterbury, an LLM from Victoria, and is currently submitting his SJD thesis at the University of Toronto.

Evan Fox-Decent is an Associate Professor of Law at McGill University. He teaches and publishes in legal theory, political theory, administrative law, immigration and refugee law, fiduciary law, and international law. Oxford published his Sovereignty's Promise: The State as Fiduciary and will in 2016 publish his co-authored book International Law's Fiduciary Constitution.

Karen Knop is a Professor of Law at the University of Toronto. She writes on public and private international law, with a focus on issues of interpretation, identity and participation. Her book Diversity and Self-Determination in International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002) was awarded a Certificate of Merit by the American Society of International Law. She is the editor of Gender and Human Rights (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004) and co-editor of Re-Thinking Federalism: Citizens, Markets and Governments in a Changing World (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1995), as well as the author of a number of journal articles and book chapters.

Christopher McCrudden is a professor of human rights and equality law at Queens University Belfast, and a practicing barrister-at-law with Blackstone Chambers. Specializing in human rights, he concentrates on issues of equality and discrimination as well as the relationship between international and comparative human rights law. Most recently, he has edited the multi-disciplinary volume, Understanding Human Dignity (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Stephen Toope is the Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Before joining the Munk School, Professor Toope was President of the University of British Columbia from 2006 to 2014. He represented Western Europe and North America on the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances from 2002-2007. He continues to conduct research on many aspects of international law and is currently working on issues of continuity and change in international law, and the origins of international obligation in international society.

This event is free an open to all. For further information, please contact The Faculty of Law at 416-978-0210

 

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