The Syrian Civil War: Human Rights, Law, and Strategy

Monday, February 24  

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Jerome Green Hall, Columbia Law School

Lama Fakih, Human Rights Watch researcher on Syria and Lebanon, will talk about her work on the human rights crises in Syria after more than two years of civil war. She will discuss the overall approach and strategy involved in working as a human rights lawyer, including how HRW chooses areas of focus and applies tools strategically.  

Ms. Fakih previously worked for the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project. She is a graduate of NYU law school.

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Free and open to the public.

Dinner will be served.

This event is co-sponsored by Rightslink,  CSIL, the Human Rights Institute, the Middle East Institute, the Middle Eastern Law Students Association and SIPA's Arab Student Association.