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March 2017
Tuesday
28
March
2017
Nico Osteria
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Nico Osteria
1015 North Rush Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Wednesday
29
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Kenneth L. Marcus, founder and president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law
Wednesday
29
March
2017
White and Williams LLP
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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White and Williams LLP
7 Times Square, Suite 2900
New York, New York 10036-6524
30
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31
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
This is a two-day event
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Approved for 6 hours of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
April 2017
Friday
7
April
2017
CWRU Law School
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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6 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Thursday
13
April
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Tim Wu, Professor, Columbia Law School
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
19
April
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Kathryn S. Mercer, Professor of Lawyering Skills, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
20
April
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Affiliate Professor of Law, Indiana University Bloomington
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Monday
24
April
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Speaker: Dynda A. Thomas, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Friday
28
April
2017
Wyndham Cleveland at PlayhouseSquare
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Wyndham Cleveland at PlayhouseSquare
1260 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
May 2017
Wednesday
17
May
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Timothy Webster, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Sunday
21
May
2017
CWRU Law School
All-day event
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Webcast live
February 2018
16
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17
February
2018
CWRU Law School
This is a two-day event
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Women's Rights in the Human Rights System: the Past, Present and Future
Sponsor
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Lecture in Global Legal Reform
Co-sponsored by
Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence
SEP 2, 2009
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location
Moot Courtroom (A59)

2009-2010 Recipient - Frederick K. Cox International Humanitarian Award for Advancing Global Justice
Judge Pillay is this year’s recipient of the Cox Center International Humanitarian Award for Advancing Global Justice. Established in 2003, it has been awarded to the Hon. Philippe Kirsch, President, International Criminal Court; Amb. Hans Corell, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs; Judge Thomas Buergenthal, International Court of Justice; Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court; and Robert Petit, International Prosecutor, Khmer Rouge Tribunal/Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.
Speaker Information
Navanethem PillayNavanethem Pillay
High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations


Born in South Africa, Judge Navi Pillay received her Bachelor of Arts and her Bachelor of Law degree from Natal University in South Africa and later a Master of Law and Doctor of Juridical Science at Harvard University, U.S.A.

She opened her law practice in 1967 – the first woman to do so in Natal Province. As senior partner in the firm, she represented many opponents of apartheid. She handled precedent-setting cases to establish the effects of solitary confinement, the right of political prisoners to due process, and the family violence syndrome as a defense.

In 1995 she was appointed acting judge of the High Court of South Africa by the Mandela Government, the first woman of colour and first attorney to serve on the Bench.

Judge Pillay was elected by the United Nations General Assembly to be a judge on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, where she served for eight years, including four years as president. She participated in the case of the Prime Minister of Rwanda, Jean Kambanda, convicting him of Genocide and sentencing him to life imprisonment and in the case of Jean-Paul Akayesu, finding him guilty of Rape as an act of Genocide. She was presiding judge in the “Media” trial which set precedential standards for Press Freedom and Press responsibility.

In February 2003, Judge Pillay was elected by the Assembly of State Parties to the Rome Statute, as one of the 18 Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), based in The Hague and serves on its Appeals Chamber.

Judge Pillay’s commitment to human rights and to women’s issues extends beyond her work on the bench. She is currently honorary chair for Equality Now and serves on the Board of Directors for Nozala Investments, the women’s component of the National Economic Initiative. She has also held key positions with the Women Lawyers Association, the Advice Desk for Abused Women, Lawyers for Human Rights, the Women’s National Coalition, Black Lawyers Association and many other groups. She also lectures widely on legal and social issues of equality and human rights.

Judge Pillay received awards from the International Bar Association for outstanding international woman lawyer from the National Bar Association of USA, the Association of Law Societies of South Africa for excellence in the pursuit of human rights and was elected honorary member of the American Society of International Law (ASIL). In December 2003 she was awarded the Peter Gruber Foundation Women’s Rights Prize and in June 2004 she was awarded the Harvard Law School Association Award. Judge Pillay was recently awarded the Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law at a graduation ceremony at Durham University, UK, in June 2007, she received an honorary doctorate in Laws (LLD) from Rhodes University, South Africa in 2005 and in May 2006 she was awarded an Honorary doctorate of Laws (LLD) at The City University of New York.
Additional Information
Open to the public at no cost. One FREE hour of CLE credit will be available to lawyers who attend. Please note - Recording in any form is prohibited.

Supplemental Readings:
· Award Info & Speaker-Sponsor Bios
· Pillay Bibliography
· Int'l Women's Day
· Bringing Theories of Human Rights Change Home

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