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  • December 21
    On December 19, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, released its decision in favor of two undocumented workers who were denied access to justice and the right to non-discrimination after being injured on the job while working in the United States.
  • November 21
    More than 50 LLM students from Penn Law played a critical role in research by Wharton School professor Mauro Guillén that was part of a new International Monetary Fund (IMF) report issued in October.
  • November 9
    In the wake of Donald Trump’s election victory, Penn Law faculty members weigh in on the potential effects of a Trump presidency on issues ranging from the U.S. Supreme Court to immigration to technology policy.
  • November 8
    Macharia Kamau, Kenyan Ambassador to the United Nations and Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on El Niño and Climate, delivered a talk titled “Climate Change and Food Security: How Our Future Depends on the Sustainable Development Goals.”
  • November 7
    Justice Patrick Robinson of the International Court of Justice spoke at Penn Law about the progress and changes in international criminal law since the Nuremberg trials.
  • November 4

    Hayley Winograd L’17 and Arhama Rushdi L’18 selected as first two Penn Law externs appointed under new flagship agreement.

  • November 4
    Nov. 2 - A historic moment with the Kenyan Ambassador to the United Nations, and Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on El Niño and Climate
  • October 26
    On October 5, Penn Law hosted Dante Paradiso, a writer, lawyer, and career Foreign Service Officer, for a conversation on his new book, The Embassy: A Story of War and Diplomacy, and the difficulties of diplomacy in conflict-mired countries.
  • October 17
    The ACS Northeast Convening opened with “Women in Politics,” a discussion about the progression and significance of gender equality in politics and what the 2016 presidential election means for women across the globe.
  • October 11
    Earlier in the year, on International Women’s Day, The United Nations announced an initiative to end child marriage by 2030. If nothing is done to accelerate change, women married as children will reach one billion by 2030.  While child marriage is well-documented as a heinous crime against girls, from a development perspective, addressing the causes of child marriage will be more expedient than addressing the consequences of child marriage: vulnerability to violence, maternal mortality, HIV Aids, and feminization of poverty, among others. As we mark the first year after nations committed to a new development agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals, ending early child marriage must be defined as both a women’s rights issue and a development imperative.
  • October 5
    1 World Connected, a new project from Penn Law’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition, is studying the best ways to provide Internet access to the half of the world’s people who are not online.
  • October 4
    The Former UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion received an honorary degree from the University.
  • October 4
    This summer, Penn Law launched a seminal report showcasing our expanded global presence and impact across the spectrum of international, transnational and foreign law.
  • October 4
    In Summer 2016, 22 Penn Law students were engaged in global legal work at international firms, multilaterals, NGOs, and corporations.
  • October 3
    Newly forged agreements will establish fellowships for Penn Law students with UN Women and the UN Global Compact.
  • October 3
    This ground-breaking course provides a framework and skills training for the next generation of rights scholars & practitioners.
  • October 3
    The new Penn Law Global Affairs Blog provides a platform for Penn Law students, alumni, visiting global faculty, fellows, researchers and speakers to discuss global law and policy debates.
  • October 3
    Ursula Wynhoven, Chief of Social Sustainability, Governance, and Legal for the UN Global Compact, sat down with the Law School’s Maura Douglas L’18 for Penn Law’s latest Critical Global Conversation.
  • October 3
    After graduating from Penn Law, Sarah Kuper LLM’16 headed to the United Nations to work for her home country of New Zealand. As the Law School’s LLM Rule of Law and Human Rights Fellow, she used her experience in international law in her work at the Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations.
  • September 28
    The University of Pennsylvania Law School has entered into Memoranda of Understanding with UN Women and the UN Global Compact to establish a fellowships for Penn Law students to work with UN Women on issues of gender equality and the law and with the UN Global Compact on human rights and decent work.
  • September 26
    Penn Law’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition, Penn Law professors Christopher Yoo and Jonathan Klick, and Wharton professor Joseph Harrington are joining with scholars from China and Europe to launch a three-year study comparing antitrust law in China, Europe, and the United States.
  • September 26
    Hina Jilani and Dr. Navi Pillay talked at Penn Law about the challenges faced by women human rights defenders and the opportunities they could take advantage of to advance human rights.
  • September 22

    In January, Penn Law’s newest Chubb Rule of Law Fellow, Natasha Arnpriester L’16, will begin her fellowship at Human Rights First, where she will be working in the group’s international refugee protection division, focusing on refugee advocacy and refugee law within the international context.

  • September 19
    The University of Pennsylvania celebrated the grand opening of Perry World House with two days of events featuring leading scholars and policymakers in the field of global affairs.
  • September 6
    Newly appointed as he eighteenth Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor Beth Simmons discusses her upcoming plans at Penn, the intersection of law and political science, and her latest research on international borders.
  • August 9
    Increasingly, in the court of public opinion, an attacker’s race and religion is more likely to determine whether a violent attack constitutes terrorism than legal definitions.  An attacker’s identity as an Arab, South Asian and/or Muslim, is a marker for terrorism that is emphasized by some news media to the exclusion of other relevant inquiries such as mental illness.  The most recent attack in London, however, reminds us that this latter factor - mental health - may be critical to averting future acts of violence.
  • August 8
    Women’s rights often take a back seat to the security agenda, and to economic and foreign policy goals. But the world’s problems cannot be solved until women achieve equality, and their human rights are integrated into every aspect of the global agenda. The United States has failed to ratify the most comprehensive and powerful international treaty protecting women’s rights— the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)—harming U.S. credibility and holding back women worldwide.
  • August 4
    With the recent publication of Sir John Chilcot’s report criticizing the decisions by then British Prime Minister Tony Blair that led to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the debate over war crimes has taken a new turn. One hundred years ago, what Blair did might have seemed senseless but it would not have been a crime. But, over the last century, international law has increasingly criminalized individual actions. So in 2016 (or 2003), what Blair did might be deemed not only injudicious but also criminal.
  • August 4
    Leah Wong L’18 was an International Human Rights Fellow at the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner of Human Rights this summer.
  • August 3
    Historically, nations have often denied the existence of a state of war to elude its accompanying legal obligations. When fighting non-state actors, leaders have been especially loath to concede either the vulnerability of their regime or the legitimacy of the rebels challenging it. From King George III’s view of his pesky American colonists, to President Lincoln’s outlook on the Confederacy, established governments have long preferred to classify armed opposition as a criminal enterprise rather than a military threat—at least as long as conditions allowed.