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 Law expert to speak March 31 at Wayne Law about alleged UN human rights violations

Human rights law expert Christine Chinkin will present a lecture Monday, March 31, at Wayne State University Law School about alleged human rights violations by the United Nations interim administration in Kosovo.

The lecture, “An Experiment in United Nations Accountability: The Kosovo Human Rights Advisory Panel,” is set for 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at Wayne Law, 471 W. Palmer St. The event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided. RSVP to international.law@wayne.edu. Parking will be available in Structure One across West Palmer Street from the law school for $6.50 (credit and debit cards only).
The lecture is presented by Wayne Law’s Program for International Legal Studies.
Chinkin is a professor of international law at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a barrister. She has been a member of the Kosovo Human Rights Advisory Panel since 2010, and in that connection, also carries out research on the application of human rights standards by UN missions. The panel was established in 2006 to investigate individual complaints of alleged human rights violations committed by or attributable to the UN interim administration in Kosovo.

With H. Charlesworth, Chinkin won the American Society of International Law 2005 Goler T. Butcher Medal for outstanding contributions to the development of international human rights law. She is an overseas affiliated faculty member of the University of Michigan, has been a scholar in residence for Amnesty International and is editor of the American Journal of International Law. Chinkin is widely published on topics of human rights law and other aspects of international law.

Federalist Society debate on interpretation of Constitution

Two constitutional law professors will face off Thursday, March 27, at Wayne State University Law School to debate “Originalism v. Living Constitutionalism.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will be sponsored by Wayne Law’s Federalist Society from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at the law school, 471 W. Palmer. Lunch will be provided. Parking will be available for $6.50 in Structure One across West Palmer Street from the law school. Wayne State Distinguished Professor of Law Robert Sedler, a world-renowned expert on constitutional law, will represent the living constitutionalism point of view. He’ll be challenged by University of Toledo College of Law Professor Lee J. Strang, a scholar of constitutional law and author of “Originalism and the Aristotelian Tradition: Virtue’s Home in Originalism,” which was published recently in Fordham Law Review. 
For more details, contact Josh Hadley at (480) 703-7508 or joshua.hadley@wayne.edu.


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