Diversity, Equity & Social Justice

UN Human Rights Advocacy: Black Victims of Police Brutality, Peaceful Protestors and Systemic Racism

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The USC Gould School of Law and the International Human Rights Clinic host a discussion on United Nations human rights advocacy concerning Black victims of police brutality, peaceful protestors and systemic racism in the U.S. The panel explores criminal justice reform, systemic racism and ways to reduce police brutality.

Featuring USC Gould Professor and International Human Rights Clinic Director Hannah Garry; Founder of Mothers Against Police Brutality Collette Flanagan; and Director of ACLU Human Rights Program Jamil Dakwar.

Who Will Benefit

– Those who want to understand how police violence is its own public health crisis
– Human rights activists looking for unconventional approaches to combating police brutality
– Those who want to learn how systemic racism is embedded in the history of law enforcement

About Our Featured Faculty

Hannah Garry is founding director of USC Gould’s International Human Rights Clinic. Her areas of teaching and research include international criminal law, international human rights law, international humanitarian law and international refugee law. In 2015, Garry was the recipient of the USC Mellon Award for Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students. In 2016, Garry was invited to join the faculty advisory council for the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research. She is also a member of the experts panel of the TrialWatch Initiative of the Clooney Foundation for Justice.

Prior to joining USC Law, Garry was visiting faculty at the University of Colorado School of Law where she taught public international law, international criminal law and international human rights law. She also taught an experiential learning course supervising students on cases involving Guantanamo detainee representation as well as Alien Tort Statute litigation.

Garry obtained her JD from Berkeley Law in 2002, her master’s in international affairs from Columbia University in 2001 and a master’s certificate in forced migration studies with distinction from Oxford University, UK. She is admitted to the New York Bar and is a member of the American Society of International Law and the Pacific Council on International Policy.