CCHR’s Sean O’Brien Addresses Darfur Crisis at Conference

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staff sean o'brien Sean O’Brien, assistant director of the Notre Dame Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights and concurrent assistant law professor, will speak at John Marshall Law School in Chicago as part of a panel discussion titled “The International and The United States Response to the Crisis in Darfur.” O’Brien will offer an assessment of the roles of the International Criminal Court and the U.S. in Darfur.

O’Brien joined the Center for Civil and Human Rights in 2005. He holds three degrees from the University of Notre Dame, most recently graduating summa cum laude from the Center’s LL.M. program in 2002. His experience includes work with the Belfast law firm of Madden & Finucane before the Bloody Sunday Inquiry in Derry, Northern Ireland, and litigation with the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) in the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights. Immediately prior to his return to Notre Dame, he served as Chief Counsel for Immigration and Human Rights at the Center for Multicultural Human Services (CMHS) in Falls Church, Virginia, directing a legal services program for survivors of torture and war trauma.

The talk is Thursday, May 1 at 3:30 p.m. Registration is required. Call or email 312-987-1420, events@jmls.edu.

For more information on Sean O’Brien, visit his faculty profile page