Please join us on Thursday, April 14, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT for a CLE teleconference on Religious Freedom and Religious Persecution presented by the ABA Section of International Law, International Human Rights Committee, and co-sponsored by the ABA SIL NGO and Not-for-Profit Organizations Committee with the Support of the Washington State Bar Association Civil Rights Law Section.
There are reports from all over the world of abusive and murderous actions taken against individuals because of their religious beliefs. From Koran burning in the United States to blasphemy laws in Pakistan to persecution of the Falun Gong in China, there is evidence of religious persecution globally. While the religious persecution may vary in form or location, all these incidents raise a common concern about human rights established under international conventions. In this CLE, we will discuss the legal framework behind the right to freedom of religion as a human right; the legal issues that are raised by religious persecution; and the legal recourse available to those who experience religious persecution in the context of both international and domestic law.
Participants will gain an: Awareness of current concerns and incidents of religious persecution globally; Understanding of human rights related to religious freedom under existing international law and conventions; Awareness and better understanding of legal issues related to specific incidents of religious persecution; and Understanding of legal recourse available to victims of religious persecution under international law.
Elizabeth K. Cassidy
Deputy Director for Policy and Research,
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)
President, Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan
Director, AGHS Legal Aid Cell
International Human Rights Lawyer
Co-Author, "Bloody Harvest: The Killing of Falun Gong for Their Organs"
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Mohammad A. Syed
Senior Attorney in the Antitrust Section of King & Ballow Law Offices
Section Members, NGO Lawyers, Academic Lawyers
Law Students (no CLE credit)
Other Listeners (no CLE credit)
To register, visit the following link.