Human Rights Fact-finding in the Era of Fake News


Location: Keough School Washington Office


Dr. Agnes Callamard

United Nations Special Rapporteur for Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Execution and Director, Columbia Global Freedom of Expression, Columbia University

A growing suspicion about the reliability and accuracy of reporting, and the widespread dissemination of disinformation associated with strongman governments around the world, raise 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.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Keough School of Global Affairs, Washington Office
1400 16th Street NW
Washington, DC
Suite 120
Reception to follow, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.


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

Steve 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


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

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.

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