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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 .


OpEd - Denver Post: Giant Steps Toward Energy Justice

May 14, 2016

OpEd – Denver Post: Giant Steps Toward Energy Justice

May 14, 2016
Professor Ved Nanda’s most recent Opinion published in the Denver Post , Posted: 05/14/2016 05:00:00 PM MST


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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Register Now! 2016 DJILP International Law Award Dinner

March 24, 2016

Register Now to join us Tuesday, April 19th, 6-9pm for DJILP’s 2016 International Law Alumni Award dinner and silent auction. You definitely don’t want to miss this!

This year’s Distinguished International Law Alumni award will be presented to Doug Scrivner, JD’77, former Editor-in-Chief of the Denver Journal of Law & Policy, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, and tireless supporter of the Law School and Nanda Center.

The keynote this year will be the Henry and Mary Bryan Lecture on International Law presented by the Honorable Sid Brooks, retired US Bankruptcy Court judge and Nanda Center Board member chair of the Brooks-Nanda Russian Law Fellow program.

We hope you will join us in honoring Doug and Sid for their commitment and generosity to the University of Denver, the Sturm College of Law, and the Nanda Center.

Ten years ago, on the 40th anniversary of Professor Ved Nanda’s teaching at the University of Denver, Doug inspired and committed to the creation of the Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law. Doug, along with several other generous sponsors, made the vision of the Center a reality. Both Doug and Sid have been dedicated and inspirational advocates for the mission of the Nanda Center and we are deeply honored to recognize their work and efforts on behalf of the University, Law School, and the Nanda Center.

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Interested in China and the Impact of the TPP? Don’t miss this.

March 18, 2016

The Labor Clauses in TPP: Its Impact on China’s Industrial Relations, Labor law and Beyond

Sponsored by the Korbel School’s Center for China—U.S. Cooperation, visiting distinguished scholar Dr. Yongqian Tu will present as part of Korbel’s Jackson/Ho China Forum. The Forum, funded by the William Sharpless Jackson, Jr. Endowment, brings prominent scholars, government officials, business leaders, and other professionals to the University of Denver to address issues related to China and China-U.S. relations. The forum is open to both the University community and the general public.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

12:15pm—1:30pm

Ben Cherrington Hall, Room 301

RSVP Required — Lunch Provided

Dr. Yongqian Tu is Professor in School of Labor and Human Resources of Remin University of China. He received his Ph.D. and LLM degrees from China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing and Central China University of Finance and Political Sciences in Wuhan. Tu’s research covers law, management, sociology and economics. He has published many academic articles in Chinese in the China’s academic journals and 2 monographs, Toxic Torts with Latent Harm and Law of Torts. He was a visiting scholar at the Center for China-US Cooperation, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver in 2015.


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