Cançado Trindade to Receive Friedmann Award
HUMAN RIGHTS CHALLENGES FOCUS OF COLUMBIA LAW CONFERENCE
Cançado Trindade to Receive Friedmann Award at April 8 Conference and Dinner
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April 2, 2008 (NEW YORK) – Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade, former President and Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, will receive the 2008 Wolfgang Friedmann Memorial Award from the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. Judge Cançado Trindade will give a speech and moderate one of three panels during the annual Friedmann Conference at Columbia Law School, held this year on April 8.
WHAT: The Friedmann Conference: “Reform and Challenges Confronting Regional Human Rights Regimes”
WHEN: Tuesday, April 8, 2008, noon to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, 435 W 116 Street, between Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Drive, New York City. Via subway: #1 train to 116 Street (Broadway)/Columbia University.
SPEAKER: Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade, former President and Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Following a luncheon, the conference will include three panels featuring judges, practitioners and academics who work domestically and internationally on European and Inter-American human rights issues.
The first panel, “Structure and Reform of the Inter-American Court,” will be moderated by Columbia Law School Prof. Sarah Cleveland. The second panel, “The European Human Rights Regime,” will be moderated by Columbia Law Prof. George Bermann. The third panel, “Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court,” will be moderated by Judge Cançado Trindade.
Dinner and Judge Cançado Trindade’s speech will follow the panels.
A former President and Vice President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Trindade serves as a Judge on the Court. Trindade served as the Executive Director of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, as well the Brazilian Delegate to a number of UN Conferences. Judge Trindade has acted as a Judicial Consultant to the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Brazil, has served as a member of the Jurists Commission of the Organization of American States for Nicaragua and is a Permanent Member of the International Law Institute.
The Friedmann Conference honors the recipient of the Wolfgang Friedmann Memorial Award, given annually since 1975 by the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. The award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of international law. Past recipients include Sandra Day O’Connor, Richard N. Gardner, Louis Henkin, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, James A. Baker III, Hans Blix, Harold Koh and Ian Brownlie.
The Friedmann Conference, named after former Columbia Law School Professor Wolfgang Friedmann, is sponsored by the Columbia Society of International Law.
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, and criminal law.