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List of Panels


A draft program with specific times and locations will be posted by the end of February.

  1. Continuities and Changes in US Human Rights Policy
    1. Itai Sneh, Torture and Human Rights in the USA Since 9/11: Less Tolerance More Abuse
    2. Evan Renfro, With the Consent of Congress: The Legislature’s Role in the Bush Administration’s Post-9/11 Interrogation Policies
    3. Amy Bromsen, Executive Suspension of Civil Rights of Ethnic Minorities: The Internment of US Citizens during World War II and the War on Terror
    4. Joshua Dankoff, Advocating a duress exception to the persecutor bar to asylum
    5. Joe Margulies, The Narcissism of Minor Differences’: Accounting for the Myth of Change and the Reality of Continuity Between the Bush & Obama Counter-Terror Policies
  2. Civil rights and civil liberties in comparative perspective: Europe and the Americas
    1. Andrew Thompson, Creeping Beyond Balance? Reconciling Canadian Security and Human Rights in Uncertain Times
    2. Kathleen Cavanaugh, 9/11 and the Securitization of Migration, Immigration and Integration Policies in Europe and the Americas
    3. Katharine Gelber, Freedom of speech in the post 9/11 world
    4. Carlotta Minnella, Counter-radicalisation, Member States’ Policy-Convergent Behaviour and the Human Rights Norm
  3. Transitional Justice after Torture and other Atrocities: the Liberal Democratic Record
    1. Paola Cesarini, NO TITLE PROVIDED
    2. Laura Back, After Abuse: Punishment and Reconciliation in the Wake of U.S. Torture Violations
    3. David Backer, Cyanne Loyle and Christian Davenport, Political Systems and `Transitional Justice: An Examination
  4. International Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law: Great reinterpretation debates
    1. Diana Aurisch, Transatlantic Judicial Cooperation After 9/11
    2. Carmen Draghici, The Human Costs of the Iraq War and International Law Challenges
    3. Michael Galchinsky, Quaint and Outdated: The Evolving ‘Law of War Paradigm’ and the Right to be Recognized
  5. Norms: Challenged, mitigated, diffused I
    1. Anuradha Chakravarty, Political consequences of a “state of exception”: Lessons from the Rwandan experience
    2. Josh Kaplan, How Torture Becomes Liberal Democratic: Israel with reference to the United States
    3. Sayres Rudy, Human Rights and Islamism between Law and Realism
    4. Stephen Zunes, Not All Human Rights are Equal: Congressional Liberals’ Defense of Israeli Violations of International Humanitarian Law
  6. Norms: Challenged, mitigated, diffused II
    1. Rhoda E Howard-Hassman, Human Security versus Human Rights: Value Added or Diminished?
    2. Heike Brabandt, Cross-Border Movements in Europe and the Americas since 9/11
    3. Kimana Zulueta-Fulscher, The possibility of coherence in democracy promotion policies: the case of Europe
    4. Nathan Fulton, NO TITLE PROVIDED
  7. Intergovernmental organizations and transatlantic cooperation
    1. Charles Denkowski, Is The “War on Terror” Dysfunctional for the Concept of Good Global Governance?
    2. Noboru Miyawaki, How to Manage the Anti-terrorism Issue and Human Rights Issues in the Parliaments
    3. Anna Weisfeiler, Enforced Disappearances and the ICC: The Case of Extraordinary Rendition