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5/5/2014

Professor Thomas Buergenthal: "Becoming an International Judge Via the Holocaust"

William H. Gates Hall

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Thomas Buergenthal is the Lobingier Professor of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence at George Washington University. He came to the United States at the age of 17. He 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 rights experts, Professor Buergenthal was 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. He was a member of the UN Human Rights Committee and 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 Jose, Costa Rica.

Reception to follow at Burke Museum in the Burke room and lobby. Sponsored by the Gates Public Service Law Program and the UW Center for Human Rights.

Co-Sponsors: The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, the UW Center for Human Rights, Hillel and the Jewish Studies program are our partners in this event.