The Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law

Recent Events

Recent Events

51st Leonard v.B. Sutton Colloquium in International Law and
Cox Price International Human Rights Law Lecture

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This year's Sutton Colloquium and accompanying Cox Price Human Rights Award Lecture recognized the 70th Anniversary of the U.N. Declaration on Human Rights with the theme Human Rights and Human Dignity in Uncertain Times. Held on Saturday, November 10 at the Sturm College of Law, this was the 51st annually-held Colloquium – only the American Society of International Law has held more annual conferences specifically on International Law in this country. In attendance were DU and Sturm College of Law alumni, faculty, and students,, in addition to members of the general community.  Among the speakers were nine faculty members from Denver Law and the Korbel School of International Studies. 

Visit the Sutton Colloquium homepage for links to the Agenda, Speaker bios CLE materials, and video.

Daniel Magraw pictureThe Cox Price Lecture was given by Daniel Magraw, Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Foreign Policy Institute, who also teaches at their School of Advanced International Studies.  He is President Emeritus of the Center for International Environmental Law in Washington, D.C.




Prof Stephen McCaffrey Visiting Scholar

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“International water law has developed over time and has become more definite and certain in recent decades. Global climate change has already affected the hydrologic cycle and threatens to disrupt it further. This leads to questions concerning whether international water law is sufficiently resilient to cope with the different conditions brought on by climate change.”



McCaffrey, Stephen C. "International Water Law in the Anthropocene." Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Diplomacy, 24 May 2018, Century Association Club, New York, 7 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036. Download International Water Law in the Anthropocene.pdf (129.38 KB)

McCaffrey, Stephen C. "The Law of International Watercourses: Some Recent Developments and Unanswered Questions." Denver J. Int'l L. & Pol'y, vol 17:3, Spring 1989, pp 505-526. Download The Law of Int'l Watercourses_Spring1989.pdf (10.9 MB)

Download McCaffrey_The Human Right to Water Presentation- Denver 10.25.18.pptx


Gilbert Porter Visiting Practitioner Program


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