Briefly: Law School Dean Koh speaks on human rights in Washington

Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh traveled to Washington, D.C. Thursday to speak at two human rights-related events. At a presentation sponsored by the Center for American Progress, Koh discussed Fordham Law School professor Catherine Powell’s “Human Rights at Home: A Domestic Policy Blueprint for the New Administration.” The paper calls for domestic human rights reform to bolster the nation’s moral authority on the international stage. A few hours later, Koh moderated a panel on “Human Rights in the Post-Post-Post Cold War World,” which honored the two recipients of the 2008 Justice Prize of the Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, Thomas Buergenthal, the American judge on the International Court of Justice, and Jerome Shestack, former president of the American Bar Association.

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