Friday, January 28, 2011

Conference: The Global Impact and Implementation of Human Rights Norms

The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, will host a conference on "The Global Impact and Implementation of Human Rights Norms," on March 11-12, 2011, in Sacramento. The program is here. Here's the idea:
Human rights norms are often studied as an independent body of law with tribunals dedicated to interpreting and enforcing those norms. However, human rights norms are also increasingly incorporated into the development of substantive law in fields as diverse as labor law, corporate governance, environmental law, torts, intellectual property, and armed conflict. The symposium will bring together scholars in diverse areas of substantive law to discuss the impact of human rights norms in their fields.