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U Law School's Human Rights Center sponsors 2012 Human Rights and Law Speakers series

February 1, 2012

The University of Minnesota Law School’s Human Rights Center is sponsoring the 2012 Human Rights and Law Speakers series, presented by the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows, on Tuesdays from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. in Room 45 Mondale Hall, 229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

The presentations will focus on a variety of human rights law issues from legal assistance, children’s rights and law enforcement to customs and trade. The presentations are free and open to the public.

Presentations scheduled:

  • February 7: “Children in Charge: Role of Adults in Child and Youth Participation,” Parul Sheth, India
  • February 14: “Protection of Prisoners’ Rights in the African Human Rights System,” Abdoul Diop, Senegal
  • February 21: “Abortion and Adoption: Fetal/Children’s Rights,” Ricardo Sandcroft, Jamaica
  • February 28: “Social, Economic and Cultural Impacts on Ecuadorian Immigrants in the U.S.,” Isabel Arias Larsson, Ecuador
  • March 6: “Economic Policy for Development,” Seung Ha Jin, South Korea
  • March 20: “Roles of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs),” Haykuhi Harutyunyan, Armenia
  • March 27: “The Arrest Powers of the Police,” Talaat Einshouka, Egypt
  • April 3: “Child Bombers and Drone Attacks,” Tajik Sohail Habib, Pakistan
  • April 10: “Law Enforcement Development: A Challenge for Pakistan,” Ahmed Ali, Pakistan
  • April 17: “Uruguay: Recent History and Human Rights,” Horacio Garcia Daglio, Uruguay

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the late Senator and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and his life long commitment to human rights, international cooperation and public service. The program brings accomplished mid-career professionals from designated developing nations and emerging democracies to the United States for a year of professional development, related academic study and cultural exchange.

For more information contact Vicky Nguyen at or (612) 626-0041.

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