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Pamela Merchant to Deliver 13th Annual HHRP Lecture

2012 news archive


Newton, MA--Boston College Law School's Owen M. Kupferschid Holocaust/Human Rights Project is pleased to announce that Pamela Merchant, Executive Director of the Center for Justice and Accountability, will deliver the 13th Annual Owen M. Kuferschmid Lecture on November 14th, 2012.

Merchant's lecture, "Litigation under the Alien Tort Statute & the Torture Victim Protection Act: a reflection on past successes and contemporary challenges in holding perpetrators of international human rights abuses accountable in the United States" will take place at the Law School in the East Wing Room 115A from 5:00-6:00 p.m. A reception dinner will follow in the Law School's Barat House.

The Owen M. Kupferschmid Holocaust/Human Rights Project is named after its founder, a 1986 Boston College Law School graduate. Launched in 1984, the project's goal was to ensure that the precedential value of Holocaust-related law is fully realized and applied to state-sponsored human rights violations today.