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Jamil Dakwar, Director, ACLU Human Rights Program

Start/End Monday, October 03, 2011 12:10 PM EDT -- 01:10 PM EDT
Location Name JGH 105

Please join HRI for a lunch time discussion with Jamil Dakwar, head of the ACLU's Human Rights Program. Jamil will discuss shifting the rights discourse in the U.S. from civil rights and liberties to human rights and how civil society, including several legal NGOs like the ACLU, are leading this slow but incremental change in the United States. Prior to joining the ACLU, Jamil worked at Human Rights Watch, where he conducted research and published reports on issues of torture and detention in Egypt, Morocco, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Before coming to the United States, Dakwar was a senior attorney with Adalah, a leading human rights group in Israel. At Adalah, he filed and argued human rights cases before the Israeli Supreme Court and advocated before international forums. He received several human rights and public interest fellowships including: the Furman International Human Rights Fellowship, New York University Law School’s Public Service Law Fellowship, and the Washington College of Law - NIF Law Fellowship.