Law School Event to Examine Issues of Human Rights and Globalization

Law School Event to Examine Issues of Human Rights and Globalization

Scholars of international law conferring at Boston College Law School this week will mull human rights and international finance in the post-Sept. 11 world.

Today at 4 p.m., Stephanie Farrior, former legal director of Amnesty International, presents the Owen M. Kupferschmid Lecture at the invitation of the Boston College Holocaust and Human Rights Project. She will discuss "Using International Human Rights Mechanisms to Combat Racial Discrimination."

On Friday, a full-day symposium on the theme of "Globalization and the Erosion of Sovereignty" will honor Prof. Cynthia C. Lichtenstein (Law), a specialist on international banking and international transactions who retired last spring after 30 years at BC Law.

The symposium will feature presentations by Prof. David Wirth (Law) on the environment, Professor Andreas Lowenfeld of New York University on international finance and Professor Dinah Shelton of the University of Notre Dame Law School on human rights.

Papers will be collected in a festschrift honoring Lichtenstein to be published in the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review, sponsor of the symposium.

-Mark Sullivan

 

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