Human Rights Aftershocks: Haiti

Oct 19, 2010, 18:57 ET from St. Thomas University

The Intercultural Human Rights Law Review Hosts Legal Experts at 6th Annual Symposium on Post-Earthquake Haiti Governance and Human Rights

MIAMI, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas University's Intercultural Human Rights Law Review is proud to present its annual symposium entitled "Human Rights Aftershocks: Haiti" to be held on November 5, 2010. A thorough discussion on the human rights issues surrounding Haiti since the tragic January 2010 earthquake will be the focal point of this event. The conference will also shed light on Haiti's history of shortcomings in governance and its extreme poverty.

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The sixth annual symposium is an all day event consisting of panel discussions featuring eminent legal scholars, attorneys, judges, and policy makers.  The panelists will engage in deliberations concerning intercultural human rights issues relating to Haitian governance, foreign assistance, internally displaced persons, and child trafficking and adoption following the earthquake. The symposium aims at exploring ways of developing effective solutions to problems that violate respect and dignity of every human being, and of charting new directions in the struggle for human rights, justice, and equality within this country.

This event is one more reflection of a decade of scholarly excellence delivered through the world-renowned LL.M./J.S.D. Program in Intercultural Human Rights at St. Thomas University' School of Law under the leadership of Professor Dr. Siegfried Wiessner and Professor Dr. Roza Pati. St. Thomas University has maintained a long-standing connection to Haiti through numerous sustainable development and human rights projects within the country, scholarly research and academic training conducted at St. Thomas University School of Law's Graduate Program in Intercultural Human Rights and the work of the Intercultural Human Rights Law Review as well as its caring and vibrant student leadership.

The symposium will take place in the St. Thomas University Moot Court Room beginning at 9 a.m. For more information on this exceptional event on Haiti or to register for the symposium, please contact Colleen Kerins at ckerins@stu.edu or the Intercultural Human Rights Law Review at ihrlawreview@stu.edu. For information on academic programs please visit www.stu.edu

About St. Thomas University

St. Thomas University is the Catholic Archdiocesan-sponsored university in Florida, open to those of all faiths. Rich in cultural and international diversity, it is dedicated to developing leaders who contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of the regions they serve. With new athletics facilities, an Honors Program, an expanded curriculum that now includes online degrees, United Nations internships and a Study-in-Spain program, the University is home to Biscayne College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; School of Business; School of Law and its Institute of Human Rights; School of Leadership Studies (Communication Arts, Education, Organizational Leadership, Art Management and Healthcare Services); School of Science, Technology and Engineering Management; and the School of Theology and Ministry, which houses The Ecumenical Institute. For general information please visit www.stu.edu or contact Chief Marketing Officer Marivi Prado at mprado@stu.edu.

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