• UN and National Human Rights Institutions

Lecture by Mortn Kjaerum, Danish Institute for Human Rights

10:00-11:15am, Friday, Feb. 8, 2008
Linnehan Conference Room, 13th Floor
73 Tremont Street, Boston


"UN and National Human Rights Institutions," presented by Morten Kjaerum, is part of the United Nations Senior Lecturer Program, a new series originated by the Government Department. 

Morten Kjaerum is the Executive Director of the Danish Institute for Human Rights, Co-Director of the Danish Centre for International Studies and Human Rights, and since 2002, Member if the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), elected follow-up coordinator in 2004.  He was President of the International Coordination Committee for National Human Rights Institutions (2004-07), and has been involved since 1991 in human rights capacity building projects with governments and national institutions in all parts of the world.  Morten Kjaerum, holds an LL.M. and has written extensively on issues related to a number of human rights issues and in particular refugee law, the prohibition against racial discrimination, and the role of national human rights institutions.

Co-sponsored by Suffolk University College of Arts & Sciences, Suffolk Law School, Center for International Studies at MIT, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Center for International Relations at Boston University, United Nations Association, and WorldBoston.   


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