University of Pittsburgh

The Conflict Between Justice and Power

Wednesday, December 31, 1969 · 7:00 pm
The University of Pittsburgh School of Law Presents: Lawyering for Social Change

The Conflict Between Justice and Power

The perennial conflict between the interests of power and wealth and the pursuit of justice in international law

Thursday, March 5, 2009, 4:30 p.m.

Room 113, Barco Law Building
3900 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Speaker: M. Cherif Bassiouni,
Distinguished Research Professor of Law, DePaul University

M. Cherif Bassiouni
M. Cherif Bassiouni
M. Cherif Bassiouni is a Distinguished Research Professor of Law at DePaul University, where he has taught since 1964, and president emeritus of the International Human Rights Law Institute. He also is president of the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences in Siracusa, Italy, and the honorary president of the International Association of Penal Law, based in Paris, France.

Since 1992, Bassiouni has served the United Nations in a number of capacities regarding human rights and fundamental freedoms. In 1999, Bassiouni was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the field of international criminal justice and for his contribution to the creation of the International Criminal Court. In 2004, he was appointed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights as the independent expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Afghanistan.

CLE: no preregistration necessary

For more information regarding CLE, call 412-648-1305.

This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for one (1) hour of substantive credit. No preregistration is required. Pay at the door with a check for $25 made payable to University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

For any additional information, please call 412-648-1490

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