HRW's Liz Evenson: the Kenya cases and the future of international criminal justice
Berkeley Visiting Scholar Liz Evenson, senior counsel for the International Justice Program at Human Rights Watch, will speak on Wednesday, April 16, 1 p.m., at Boalt Hall (Room 12) about the International Criminal Court cases against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto for their alleged roles in the post-election violence of 2007–2008. At least 1,100 Kenyans died, thousands more were injured, and as many as 650,000 were displaced in orchestrated ethnic clashes during that time. Ms. Evenson, a graduate of Columbia Law School, focuses her research and advocacy on the International Criminal Court and its member countries. More information.
New opportunities to work with our Sexual Violence Program
The Human Rights Center’s Sexual Violence Program seeks an independent contractor to assist the project director in substantive research and writing related to our case study on sexual and gender-based violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. More information.
The HRC is also seeking an exceptional UC Berkeley student as a Human Rights Center Program Fellow for 10 weeks of paid research support beginning in May 2014. This year, the selected program fellow will support the HRC’s Sexual Violence Program and participate in our year-long Fellowship Program with students from across the University of California system. The application is due April 22. More information.
How tech know-how can contribute to justice and human rights
The report from the first Salzburg Workshop on Improving War Crimes investigations, "Digital Fingerprints: Using Electronic Evidence to Advance Prosecutions at the International Criminal Court," shares recommendations from the meeting of International Criminal Court representatives, human rights investigators, technology experts, and legal scholars in Salzburg last fall. Executive
Executive Director Alexa Koenig blogs in the Huffington Post about the International Criminal Court's visit to San Francisco's RightsCon in March: The International Criminal Court at RightsCon: Upping its Cyber Game
Providing systemic responses to atrocity crimes
Training the next generation of human rights investigators
Using DNA technology to advance human rights
Addressing sexual violence in conflict