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September 26, 2008

Social Sciences Forum: "Justice Across Borders: The Struggle for Human Rights in U.S. Courts"

Jeffrey Davis,
Professor of Political Science, UMBC

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Wed., Oct. 1, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th Floor


This talk is based on his most recent book "Justice Across Borders: The Struggle for Human Rights in U.S. Courts" which examines attempts by human rights groups to use the law to enforce human rights norms. It explains the separation of powers issues arising when victims sue the United States or when the United States intervenes to urge dismissal of a claim.

Moreover, it analyzes the controversies arising from attempts to hold foreign nations, foreign officials, and corporations liable under international human rights law. Davis is a faculty member of the Political Science Department at UMBC, whose research efforts concentrate on U.S. and comparative judicial politics by examining judicial behavior and the interaction between courts and other political actors in the struggle to enforce human rights standards.

http://www.umbc.edu/socsforum/

Posted by crose at September 26, 2008 10:57 AM