Guest Speaker: Resolving Indigenous Claims through Human Rights Mechanisms
Event Date: February 23, 2012 - 5 p.m.
Location: Healey, 11th Floor, Room B
Lorie M. Graham, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School, and Nicole Friederichs, Practitioner-in-Residence, Suffolk University Law School, will present a lecture on the international indigenous rights movement, the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and how human rights mechanisms may be applied to address indigenous rights claims, with special attention to dispute resolution and the way human rights mechanisms have been employed in the Western Shoshone case.
Co-sponsored by the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program, the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance, and the Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights at UMass Boston.