Rapoport Center to host ninth annual conference, “Impunity, Justice, and the Human Rights Agenda,” February 7–8, 2013

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas School of Law is pleased to announce its ninth annual conference, “Impunity, Justice, and the Human Rights Agenda,” to take place February 7–8, 2013.

This year’s conference will bring together scholars, human rights advocates, and policy makers from around the world to assess critically the human rights movement’s focus on anti-impunity.

The conference will open Thursday afternoon, February 7, with an opening discussion on criminal law and the human rights agenda between Ariel Dulitzky and Karen Engle, moderated by Daniel Brinks, all from the University of Texas at Austin.  It will be followed by a keynote event, which will feature a conversation among three anti-impunity professionals:  Ruben Carranza (Director, Reparative Justice Program, International Center for Transitional Justice); Fredy Peccerelli (Executive Director, Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation); and Patricia Viseur Sellers (Special Advisor on Prosecution Strategies to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court).  The keynote conversation will be facilitated by Judge Dennis Davis (High Court of Cape Town).

The event will continue on Friday with panels on “The Criminal Law Paradigm,” “Criminalization and the Politics of Transition,” and “Transitional Justice Outside the Criminal Law Paradigm.”

The conference is cosponsored by the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, the Edward A. Clark Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies, the Center for European Studies, the Department of Government, the Humanities Institute, the Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies, the South Asia Institute, all at the University of Texas of Austin, and by the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School.

The conference is free and open to the public.  For additional information about the conference, including the full schedule, please visit the conference website.  Registration is encouraged and is available on the website.

Contact:  William Chandler, Rapoport Center Administrator (512-232-4857 or wchandler@law.utexas.edu).