leitner center events, Leitner Human Rights Speaker Series: Alfred De Zayas, UN Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order – Exploring New Human Rights Perspectives

Leitner Human Rights Speaker Series: Alfred De Zayas, UN Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order – Exploring New Human Rights Perspectives
October 17, 2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Location: Room 3-09, Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023
Contact: LeitnerCenter@law.fordham.edu

Speaker: Alfred De Zayas, UN Independent Expert on Democratic and Equitable International Order

Alfred De Zayas will discuss his mandate as the United Nations Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order. He will also be facilitating a discussion on his ideas relating to the need to shift the human rights paradigm away from narrow positivism and towards a broader understanding of human rights norms, in the context of an emerging customary international law of human rights.

Mr. de Zayas studied history and law at Harvard University, where he obtained his J.D. He practiced corporate law with the New York law firm Simpson Thacher and Bartlett and is a retired member of the New York and Florida Bar. He obtained a doctorate in history for the University of Göttingen in Germany. Mr. de Zayas has been Visiting Professor of Law at numerous universities including the University of British Columbia in Canada, the Graduate Institute of the University of Geneva, the DePaul University Law School (Chicago), the Human Rights Institute at the Irish National University (Galway) and the University of Trier (Germany). At present he teaches international law at the Geneva School of Diplomacy.

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