UW Center for Human Rights 5th Anniversary Celebration

Mon, May 5, 2014, 4:30pm PDT
University of Washington

UW Center for Human Rights

5th Anniversary Celebration

with special guest

Professor Thomas Buergenthal 

esteemed jurist and champion of human rights


In partnership with the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Hillel and Jewish Studies the Center for Human Rights is celebrating its 5th Anniversary with an event open to the public. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

4:30 p.m. Lecture, William H. Gates Hall, Room 138

5:30 p.m. Reception, Burke Museum, Main Lobby 

Please RSVP to gatespsl@uw.edu

Thomas Buergenthal, currently Lobingier Professor of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence at GWU, spent the first 11 years of his life in various German camps and is one of the youngest survivors of the Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen concentration camps. Considered one of the world’s leading international human rights experts, Professor Buergenthal has served as a Judge and President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights as well as President of the Administrative Tribunal of the Inter-American Development Bank. He was a member of the UN Human Rights Committee and the UN Truth Commission for El Salvador. He is a member of the Ethics Commission of the International Olympic Committee and the honorary president of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in San José, Costa Rica.