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Donia Human Rights Center Panel. Twenty Years after 9/11: Challenges to Human Rights Protection from Terrorism and Counter-terrorism

September 14, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required if you intend to participate virtually. Once you’ve registered, the joining information will be sent to your email. Register at: https://myumi.ch/r8ze4

A light reception will follow the panel at Hutchins Hall for in-person attendees. The Donia Human Rights Center will follow state, local, and University of Michigan guidelines for in-person events.

The anniversary of the September 11 attacks provides an opportunity to reflect on their legacy for the protection of human rights. A panel of international experts will address the implications of the attacks for the victims of terrorist acts as well as for those caught up in counter-terrorism actions by governments. We will also explore the challenges to and opportunities for cooperation among governments and international organizations to protect human rights in this context.


-Karima Bennoune, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law, University of California Davis; Visiting Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School; UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights

– Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Regents Professor and Robina Professor of Law, Public Policy and Society, University of Minnesota Law School; Professor of Law, Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland; UN Special Rapporteur on the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism

-Andrea Prasow, Deputy Washington Director, Human Rights Watch

Moderator: Steven R. Ratner, Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law; Director, University of Michigan Donia Human Rights Center

This event is co-sponsored by: University of Michigan Law School and Program in International and Comparative Studies.


Hutchins Hall – Room 220
625 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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