Upcoming Events

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Past Events

La Marea Feminista (1)
  • “La Marea Feminista”: Feminist Movements for Reproductive Justice and Against Gender-Based Violence and Exclusion (January 31, 2024)
  • International Law and Constitution-Making Symposium (May 18, 2022)
ILHRJ Development Lecture
  • Event organized by the Rutgers International Law & Human Rights Journal (Nov. 16, 2020)
  • Event organized by the Rutgers International Law & Human Rights Journal (Nov. 11, 2020)
  • Felipe Gonzalez, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights of Migrants, “Current Trends on Migration and Human Rights” (Sept. 16, 2020)
  • Flavia Piovesan, Professor of Law, Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo, “Human Rights in the Americas: Challenges, Obstacles and Opportunities” (Oct. 28, 2020)


  • Hélène Tigroudja Professor of Law, Aix-Marseille University (France), Member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, “States’ Environmental Obligations under International Human Rights Law” (Oct. 7,  2019)
Hélène Tigroudja, member of the UN Human Rights Committee


  • Rosa Celorio, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies, “Human Rights Law and Anti-Discrimination: The Enigma of Effectiveness” (Oct. 24, 2018)
  • Efrén Olivares, Director of the Racial and Economic Justice Program at the Texas Civil Rights Project, “Human Rights and Family Separation: The ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy at the Texas-Mexico Border” (Nov. 12, 2018)
  • Julieta Lemaitre, Judge of the Special Peace Jurisdiction in Colombia, “Justice and Peace in Colombia’s Groundbreaking Model of Transitional Justice” (Feb. 20, 2019)
  • Film Screening + Panel Discussion, HOME TRUTH with Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, Lead Counsel & Director, Human Rights Clinic, University of Miami School of Law, Former White House Advisor on Violence Against Women (2015-17); Katia Maguire, Director & Producer, HOME TRUTH; Nicole Morella, Director of Public Policy and Communications New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence (Mar. 11, 2019)
Panel discussion on HOME TRUTH film


  • Suzanne Goldberg, Executive Vice President of University Life at Columbia University, Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law, Columbia Law School: “Global Lessons in Marriage Equality Advocacy” (Jan. 25, 2018)
  • Estefania Vela, Associate Professor at the Law Division of the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE; Mexico): “LGBT People’s Rights in Mexico: Between State Inaction and Conservative Uprising” (Feb. 13, 2018)
  • Lisa Davis, Clinical Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic, CUNY School of Law: “Prosecuting ISIS for Crimes Against Women and LGBTI Persons” (Mar. 6, 2018)
  • Robert Wintemute, Professor of Human Rights Law, King’s College London: “Same-Sex Marriage in National and International Courts: Principle vs. Consensus” (Apr.3,  2018)
CTL hosts lunchtime lectures on international and comparative law issues


  • Eszter Kismödi, International Human Rights Lawyer: “Depathologization of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersexuality: Human Rights and Legal Perspectives” (Sep. 7, 2016)
  • Macarena Saez, Director of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and a Fellow in the International Legal Studies Program at American University: “Vulnerability and Agency: Trans Women in Sex Work” (Oct. 27, 2016)
  • Holning S. Lau, Reef C. Ivey, II Distinguished Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, and Faculty Director of the LL.M. Program, UNC School of Law: “Comparative Perspectives on Same-Sex Marriage: What Can We Learn from South Africa?” (Feb. 27, 2017)
  • Tracy Robinson, Senior Lecturer, The University of the West Indies, at Mona: “Criminalized Sex in the Anglo-Caribbean: Loved Law” (Mar. 28, 2017)
Estefanía Vela on LGBTI rights in Mexico
Julieta Lemaitre Photo
Judge Julieta Lemaitre, Special Peace Jurisdiction of Colombia