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.
Opening Tuesday! "Envisioning Human Rights: The Next Generation" at BAM/PFA
Provocative work from fourteen student artists will be showcased at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) in Envisioning Human Rights: The Next Generation, opening on April 23, 2014. Join us at an opening reception on Tuesday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m.
The show, which explores violence, exploitation, and resilience through paintings, photographs, and prints, celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Human Rights Center at the UC Berkeley School of Law. The artists come from four University of California campuses and were selected from a competitive pool in a statewide call for submissions.
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