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October 17 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Viviana Krsticevic, "Litigating for Social Change in the Inter-American System of Human Rights"

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 12:10PM - 1:45PM
  • Calabresi Faculty Lounge
  • Open To The Public
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Description

Viviana Krsticevic is the Executive Director of the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), a civil society organization that works throughout the Americas to promote human rights through the use of international law and the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights. In this capacity, Ms. Krsticevic has litigated numerous leading cases on behalf of victims of human rights violations before both the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights. She has helped shape international human rights standards in key areas through her litigation, advocacy, and writing.

Ms. Krsticevic is also a founder and member of the Gqual Campaign, an initiative to promote gender parity in international representation. Additionally, together with other regional and international experts, she is currently developing a protocol on investigating threats against human rights defenders. The interdisciplinary approach of the La Esperanza Protocol seeks to ensure the safety of human rights defenders via the effective criminal investigation of the threats that impede their work.
 

Background readings are available one week prior to workshop.  To request readings, email: schell.law@yale.edu.

 

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Schell Center for International Human Rights