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UN—Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

August 23, 2016

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is held on August 23 each year to remind people of the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade.

image (source: http://qz.com/763470/the-last-country-to-abolish-slavery-is-jailing-its-anti-slavery-activists/)

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition was first celebrated in many countries, in particular in Haiti, on August 23, 1998, and in Senegal on August 23, 1999. Each year the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reminds the international community about the importance of commemorating this day. This date also pays tribute to those who worked hard to abolish slave trade and slavery throughout the world. This commitment and the actions used to fight against the system of slavery had an impact on the human rights movement. (Source: timeanddate.com/holidays/un/international-day-remembrance-of-slave-trade-and-its-abolition)

A message from the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova in recognition of this day.

And a timely article from the publication Quartz from where the image above came — The last country to abolish slavery is jailing its anti-slavery activists.


Nanda Center Lecture: Putin’s Russia: The Erosion of Civil Society

August 18, 2016

The Ved Nanda Center and the Sturm College of Law welcome Dr. Mark Pomar, internationally-recognized authority in civil society, higher education, and the impact of rule-of-law in the Russian Federation. Dr. Pomar is the founding President (2008-present) of the US Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule-of-Law (USRF).

Dr. Pomar and the USRF established and provided millions of dollars in grants that supported US-Russia university partnerships, civil society programs, scholar and student exchanges, and non-governmental organizations. In October of 2015, the Putin government declared the USRF a subversive organization and its Russian offices closed. Dr. Pomar’s personal and professional experience is the foundation for this very timely and important civil, economic, and legal discussion.

Putin’s Russia: The Erosion of Civil Society

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

12 – 1 pm

Ricketson Law Building, LAW 165


Take a Stand—International Criminal Justice Day

July 18, 2016

The Ved Nanda Center for International & Comparative Law joins the global legal community in observing * International Criminal Justice Day* on July 17, 2016. On this date in 1998 the Rome Statute was adopted, creating the International Criminal Court (ICC), which is the world’s only permanent international court for mass atrocity crimes – genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

*#JusticeMatters #17July

The American Bar Association’s Paulette Brown stated in a release posted July 14, 2016

“The ABA for decades has supported the ICC because a permanent international tribunal for the atrocity crimes must be an integral part of establishing the rule of law and protecting human rights worldwide. The ABA Center for Human Rights established its ICC Project to effectuate ABA policy by advancing international criminal justice and US-ICC relations through advocacy, education, and practical legal assistance. The Project also helped established the ABA Working Group on Crimes Against Humanity in order to forge and strengthen US and international law on this atrocity crime.

On this anniversary of the ICC, the ABA renews its call to the United States to accede to the Rome Statute treaty; to provide greater support to the prosecution of ICC cases; and to enact long-overdue federal crimes against humanity legislation. These steps are critical to maintaining America’s historical leadership in protecting human rights, securing international peace and security, and safeguarding its own people.”


Op-Ed - Denver Post - What Happens Now? China & the South China Sea Ruling.

July 14, 2016

Professor Ved Nanda’s most recent Opinion published in the Denver Post , Posted: 07/14/2016.

July 11th, 2016, the International Court of Arbitration at the Hague handed down a landmark decision against China and its occupation and use of what it declares is its territory by right of their historic “nine dash line”. The Court disagreed. Professor Ved Nanda discusses the ramifications on and response from China.

More articles on the momentous decision may be found at the following:

New York Times article, Beijing’s South China Sea Claims Rejected By Hague Tribunal

See also the New York Times Philippines v. China: Q & A on South China Sea Case

And a link to the Washington Post article, In Major Blow to Beijing, International Panel Rejects South China Sea Claims


Op-Ed - Denver Post - Major International Human Rights Law Ramification in Senegal’s Habre Decision

June 20, 2016

Professor Ved Nanda’s most recent Opinion published in the Denver Post , Posted: 06/11/2016.


And the 2016 Leonard v.B. Sutton International Law Essay winner is . . .

June 16, 2016

The Ved Nanda Center continues its mission of scholarship and the promotion and dissemination of quality writing in the field of international legal and comparative law studies with the presentation of the 2016 Leonard v.B. Sutton International Law Essay Competition award to Jeremy S Goldstein, JD’16 for his outstanding essay on “Bringing BITs Back from the Brink of Bad – A compilation of methodology for reserving policy space in investment agreements to meet international human rights obligations pursuant to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights Article 9.”

Mr. Goldstein is a 3L student, studying International law, with a focus on sustainable development. When school is not in session, Mr. Goldstein spends his time travelling and learning, principally in Asia and the Middle-East. As a student of the world interested in human rights, Mr. Goldstein is concerned with the role that governments and international institutions play in improving quality of life for those in the developing world, the rights of women and children, and the ability of all to enjoy fair and equal rights under the law.

Mr. Goldstein has been an active member of the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy as its Online Editor-In-Chief, is a member of the International Law Society and the Jewish Law Students Association.

The Nanda Center was honored to present Mr. Goldstein with the Leonard v.B. Sutton International Law Essay award. Leonard v.B. Sutton (1914-2002), former Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, Denver Law School alumnus, and a man deeply devoted to the international rule of law, endowed an annual award to encourage and reward DU Law students for scholarly research in international law.

The award is given for the best essay submitted by a Sturm College of Law student and provides a cash prize study in the Summer Program of The Hague Academy of International Law in The Hague, Netherlands .

2017 Leonard v.B. Sutton International Law Essay competition will be open to any currently enrolled student following the submission guidelines on the Nanda Center website. The deadline for submissions will be announced at the beginning of the 2016-2017 semester.

Any questions please contact Anne Aguirre, Nanda Center coordinator, aaguirre@law.du.edu .


Human Privacy vs. Data Privacy: How Does Your Nation Define Abuse?

April 05, 2016

Ten transnational, multidisciplinary legal scholars and professional will explore tensions in their nation over the power struggle for equal human rights protections compared with recent protections to prevent unwanted data invasion. MYCY Radio Production Studio will broadcast this discussion Live from the UN Buffer Zone in the last divided capital city in the world, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1 CLE credit

Friday, April 15th | 9 – 10am | LAW 170 Ricketson Law Building

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For questions contact Anne Aguirre, aaguirre@law.du.edu

Sponsored by the Ved Nanda Center, One Woman At A Time, MYCY radio.eu, University of Lancaster-Cyprus, University of Nicosia, University of Cyprus, goap Centro antiviolenza, younicef for unicef, and the Sturm College of Law.

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International Volunteer Opportunities with One Heart Source

March 17, 2016

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One Heart Source is an international 501©3 non-profit focused on collaboration, design, and implementation of programs focused on student mentorship, intercultural experience and dialogue in South Africa and Jamaica. Since 2008, over 1,000 students from 100 universities have participated in our programs.

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2016 Volunteer Programs. We are offering a variety of 1, 2, and 4 week programs in Jamaica and South Africa this summer!

Volunteers will:

  • Develop the international experience graduate schools and employers look for
  • Gain skills in academic tutoring, international communication, and community outreach
  • Mentor students to realize academic growth and cultivate lifelong relationships
  • Partner with local communities to experience a global perspective
  • Connect to an international network designing global uplift

Apply for our Volunteer Programs: 2016 Application

Next Application Deadline: March 25

For more info: oneheartsource.org


The Denver Journal of Intl Law & Policy wants YOU!

February 26, 2016

The Denver Journal of International Law & Policy has been a definitive voice in its field for over four decades. The Journal was founded by Professor Ved Nanda in 1971 and has enjoyed the guidance of a world-class Board of Advisors. It is the second oldest international law journal in the United States of America and is ranked internationally.

The Journal is an entirely student run and organized publication at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. The Journal is published four times a year thanks to its dedicated staff and editorial board.

Apply now to join the Board of the Journal and become a part of DU’s International Law legacy.

Check out More Info for more information and how to apply.

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Video Link Available for the 2016 Conference on Tibet

February 22, 2016

The audio-visual of the Tibet — Rights, Reality, and the Law event is Now Available.

For information on the speakers and program, please see the Recent Events Page.

Questions or Comments — Anne Aguirre, aaguirre@law.du.edu


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