The New York City Bar’s Committee on African Affairs and the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice cordially invite you to a presentation by REED BRODY, Esq., Counsel and Spokesperson for Human Rights Watch, who specializes in pursuing abusive leaders for atrocities and human rights violations.
Monday, April 11, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Fordham Law School, Classroom 3-02
140 West 62nd St., New York, NY (between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues)
Dubbed the "Dictator Hunter" in one of the four documentaries about him, Reed has worked since 1999 as counsel for the victims in the case of the exiled former dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré, who was finally tried in Senegal after a 25-year campaign to bring him to justice. The historic trial is the first time a deposed ruler has been tried by a court of a country other than his own for human rights violations. It also marks the first time that a trial in Africa has relied on the international law principle of universal jurisdiction a trial in Africa has relied on the international law principle of universal
jurisdiction which allows a court to hear a case concerning serious crimes committed by foreign actors against foreign victims.
Reed has also worked with the victims of Augusto Pinochet and Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier. He is the author of four Human Rights Watch reports on U.S. treatment of prisoners in the “war on terror”.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the NY City Bar’s Committee on African Affairs (co-Chairs, Elizabeth Barad and Jason Spears) and the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School (Executive Director, Elisabeth Wickeri) and co-sponsored by the NY City Bar’s Committees on International Human Rights (Chair, Anil Kalhan), and International Law (Chair. Caline Mouawad), Council on International Affairs (Chair, Martin Flaherty) and the Cyrus R.Vance Center
for International Justice (Alexander Papachristou, Exercutive Director).
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