The following is a list of previous HRP-sponsored or co-sponsored events for the 2010-2011 Academic Year. For more information on these events, please click on the following links or contact the HRP office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2010-2011“Ethnic/Religious-Based Admission Criteria in British and Israeli Jewish Schools: Comparative Judicial Perspectives”
December 2, 2010
This event featured Reuven Ziegler, visiting professor from the University of Oxford. The talk offered comparative perspectives on the recent UK Supreme Court's ruling in the Jews Free School (JFS) case (alleged discriminatory admissions policy) and the Israeli Supreme Court's ruling in the Emanuel Jewish Ultra-Orthodox school case (alleged Ashkenazi/Mizrachi ethnic segregation). It explored the impact that the rulings, and their aftermath, may have on the fragile balance between state, religion and ethnicity.
Prosecuting War Crimes in Sri Lanka
October 8, 2010
This event featured a presentation by Jim Ross, Legal and Policy Director at Human Rights Watch. Ross previously worked in the Humanitarian Affairs office of Médecins Sans Frontières in Holland, for the OSCE in Bosnia, the International Human Rights Law Group in Cambodia, and the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines. He has written on US national security issues, and on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka.