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Symposium 2010

a critical juncture: human rights & U.S. standing in tHE world under the obama administration

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Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems (TLCP), in conjunction with the the International Law Society (ILS), University of Iowa International Programs, and College of Law International Programs hosted a conference symposium consisting of a keynote address and four discussion panels. It featured ten respected scholars in the field of international human rights and law. The keynote address was given by Manfred Nowak, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment. The first panel addressed the impact of tortue, military prosecutions, and habeas corpus challenges on U.S. standing in the world. The second panel discussed global constitutionalism and U.S. conceptions of soverignty and their effect on the U.S. relationships in the international legal community. The third panel explored the impact of international treaties and human rights bodies on U.S. foreign policy. The last panel presented views on women's and children's rights in the Muslim world as well as U.S.-Muslim relations.

This discussion will be memorialized through forthcoming issues.

The Symposium attracted the attention and participation of authors and practitioners in the forefront of academic literature and on the cutting edge in their respective professional fields. TLCP, ILS, and were honored to provide a forum for such distinguished guests.

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