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State Department’s Top Human Rights Official Discusses 2009 Country Reports at Law School

March 16, 2010

On March 12, Michael Posner, assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor, headlined a panel discussion at the School of Law on trends in human rights law. The occasion was the Department of State’s release of its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices one day earlier. After unveiling the report in Washington, he came to NYU as part of the State Department’s effort to reach out to nongovernmental organizations.

Members of that community assembled in the Lester Pollock Colloquium Room in Furman Hall, where Posner was joined by Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA ,and Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at NYU. Alston is also faculty director and co-chair of NYU law school’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary, or Arbitrary Executions.  

The event was sponsored by the law school’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, the Institute for International Law and Justice, and the Hauser Global Law School Program.

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State Department’s Top Human Rights Official Discusses 2009 Country Reports at Law School

Michael Posner. Photo: Sam Hollenshead


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