Is the United States Above the Law of Human Rights?


Location: 1130 Eck Hall of Law (View on

Drone strikes that kill with military force beyond armed conflict zones. Indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay. Immigrants held for months or years, waiting to be heard by a judge. Do the U.S. Courts hold any recourse for these wrongs?

Professors Mary Ellen O’Connell and Doug Cassel discuss the challenges faced by today’s civil and human rights advocates, and how to convince federal judges that the United States government must be held accountable for its actions.

Sponsors: ACLU, HSLA and International Human Rights Society