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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Investigation and Prosecution of Environmental Crime as a Crime Against Humanity with Flaviano Bianchini

Lecture | February 19 | 2:45-4 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Goldberg Room, 297 Simon Hall


Flaviano Bianchini, Source International

Human Rights Center


Flaviano Bianchini is the founder and director of
Source International, which works with communities
facing environmental pollution and health problems
principally caused by extractive industries. They
provide high-level technological and scientific
support free of charge to partner communities,
helping them to assess damage to resources and
promote restorative actions.
Bianchini’s...   More >


RSVP by February 19 online.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

"82 Names: Syria, Please Don't Forget Us" - Screening

Film - Documentary | February 20 | 12:50-2 p.m. | 105 Boalt Hall, School of Law


Félim Mcmahon, Technology and Human Rights Program Director, Human Rights Center, Berkeley Law; Rafif Jouejati, Free Syria Foundation; Nidal Betare, People Demand Change

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Human Rights Center, Middle Eastern Law Students Association


82 Names is the story of Mansour Omari, a Syrian Human Rights Activist who was imprisoned for nine months and tortured by the Assad Regime. Omari smuggled out scraps of clothes recording the names of all 82 of his cellmates. After the film screening, Director Maziar Bahari will speak about the importance of confronting historical conflict through memorials; and what the Holocaust can teach us...   More >


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Monday, February 25, 2019

Report Back from Syria with Dr. Ahmad Tarakji

Lecture | February 25 | 4-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 145 Boalt Hall


Dr. Ahmad Tarakji, Syrian American Medical Society

Human Rights Center


Dr. Ahmad Tarakji is the President of the Syrian American Medical Society and a cardio-thoracic surgeon. SAMS has treated millions of patients in and out of Syria and oversaw the humanitarian response plan for crises including starvation, besiegement, and chemical attacks. Dr.Tarakji lead the Syria session at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 and has testified before the members of the US...   More >


RSVP by February 25 online.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

AI for Social Impact: 2019 Conference on Business, Technology, and Human Rights

Conference/Symposium | March 7 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall, Spieker Forum (6th Floor)


Center for Responsible Business, Human Rights Center


When talking about artificial intelligence, or AI, positive social impact is often not the first thing that comes to mind. Some think about AI as an amorphous, hard-to-understand, futuristic technology that will bring about more harm than good. These fears may stem from the complex and opaque nature of AI—and key actors across society must come together to discuss, debate, and solve the...   More >



The Uighur Crisis in China: One Million and Counting

Lecture | March 7 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 105 Boalt Hall


Rushan Abbas, Managing Director, Campaign for Uighurs; Darren Byler, Ph.D, University of Washington

Peter Jan Honigsberg, University of San Francisco Law

Human Rights Center


More than one million people, mostly Uighur Muslims, are in
indefinite detention in a secretive network of prisons in
Northwest China. “Xinjiang has become an open-air prison-a
place where Orwellian high-tech surveillance, political
indoctrination, forced cultural assimilation, arbitrary arrests and
disappearances have turned ethnic minorities into strangers in
their own land.” —Kumi...   More >


RSVP by March 6 online.