The Harvard Human Rights Journal has both facilitated and cohosted symposia on subjects deemed important to the field of human rights. HHRJ Symposia have taken place both virtually and on the Harvard Law School campus, and some symposia have included a publication component as well.
Upcoming Symposium: March 25-26, 2022
Legislating Abortion: Comparative Legal Perspectives on Statutory Abortion Rights
Abortion has been treated exceptionally as a matter of international human rights laws and norms. After years of advocacy, public education, and feminist interpretation, international human rights law and norms have evolved and limited the scope of national restrictions. The 2022 HHRJ Symposium will consider the potential U.S. codification of abortion rights in light of experiences from other jurisdictions, making visible the costs and benefits of legislating rights in a politically-divided environment.
For more information, including the schedule and registration links, click here.
Please follow the links below for content and information from past Symposia:
- Spring 2020: Indirect Discrimination on the Basis of Religion
- 2017: Transitional Justice in Context
- Spring 2016: Whose Security: Must the Security of Some Depend on the Insecurity of Others?
- Spring 2015: International Criminal Courts and Tribunals: Successes and Challenges
- Spring 2014: The Future of Business and Human Rights
- Spring 2013: Litigating the Right to Health: Comparative Perspectives from Across the Globe
- 2012: Avoiding the Trap: Aspirations, Anxieties, and the Appropriateness of Mass Mobilization Awareness Campaigns
In organizing symposia, HHRJ often collaborates with academics, practitioners, and partner institutions. While the Journal does not actively solicit symposium proposals, potential partners are welcome to submit ideas or proposals via email to HHRJ@mail.law.harvard.edu. Note: HHRJ does not necessarily host a symposium on an annual basis.