Soft Vengeance- Albie Sachs & The New South Africa

Documentary screening followed by discussion with filmmaker Abby Ginzberg

Thursday, November 13, 2014                                                                                                                                                                                                          4:00-6:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cowles Auditorium                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Humphrey School of Public Affairs                                                                                                                                                                                                        University of Minnesota

Albie Sachs is a renowned human rights and anti-apartheid activist, writer, and lawyer. After periods of detention and exile, and surviving a bomb attack by South African security agents, President Nelson Mandela appointed him to serve on South Africa’s Constitutional Court. Set against the events leading to the overthrow of the apartheid regime on South Africa, Soft Vengeance tells his story.

Sponsored by the interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change in collaboration with the Human Rights Program, the Human Rights Center, the Law School, the Department of History, and the Institute for Advanced Study.

Law and War: An International Humanitarian Law Workshop

 November 21-22, 2014                                                                                                                                                                                                          University of Minnesota Law School, Walter F. Mondale Hall 229 19th Ave S, Minneapolis MN

This workshop is a two day extensive introduction to international humanitarian law (IHL) for law students, graduate students, and attorneys. The workshop features lecture from leading practitioners and hands-on exercises that allow participants to experience the law in practice. Participants will learn about the historical development of the law, conflict classification, restrictions on means and methods of warfare, protections for vulnerable persons during armed conflict, enforcement of IHL and much more.

The workshop and all course materials are provided to accept students at no cost. A fee may apply for attorneys interested in earning CLE credit. This workshop is a fabulous opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about, or pursuing a career in international law.

Registration is currently open and applications must be submitted by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31st. Applications can be found at http://www.redcross.org/lawworkshop

Hosted by the University of Minnesota Law School, the Human Rights Center and the Human Rights Program in partnership with the American Red Cross. Co-sponsored by Advocates for Human Rights, and the Center for Victims of Torture.

Human Rights & Culture Presentations

Upcoming Human Rights & Cultural Presentations: UMN Law School-
Tuesdays 12:15-1:15 PM, room 65
November 11, 2014- Human Rights & Culture in Togo & Serbia // Abalo Assih & Milos Dordevic
November 18, 2014- Human Rights of Children in Pakistan & Israel // Aneeta Aahooja & Vered Windman

Upcoming Human Rights & Cultural Presentations: Minneapolis Community and Technical College-
Tuesday/Thursday, H 1002
November 13, 2014- 2:00-3:30 PM- Human Rights of Children & Culture in Pakistan & Brazil // Aneeta Aahooja & Vanessa Fusco Noguiera Simoes