Past events are organized by academic year. If an event was organized as part of a faculty project, you can find a more complete description on our Projects page. 



Politicization of the International Human Rights Agenda

Thursday, Sep 3, 2020 12 – 1:30 pm Virtual Learn More and Register

In her book “In Defense of Politicization of Human Rights: The UN Special Procedures,” Dr. Dominguez-Redondo argues that the operational flexibility, visibility, status, and methods of work of Special Procedures demonstrates that States’ involvement in the functioning of expert-led human rights mechanisms may be more beneficial than detrimental to the advancement of the international human rights agenda. Mandate-holders of expert mechanisms from the United Nations, the Organization of American State, and the African Union will present their vision and experience of how mandate-holders have negotiated the political space available to positive effect.

No Transition, No Justice Symposium

Friday, Sep 18, 2020 9 am – 5 pm Virtual Learn More and Register

Part one of William & Mary Law School’s two-part symposium addressing the lasting impact the absence of transitional justice in the United States is having on our justice system and institutions. Part one will focus on the the African American experience; part two, which will be scheduled for 2021, will focus on the Native American experience.