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Human Rights in Practice: Families and National Security

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Monday, October 25, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

While much attention has been paid to the human rights fallout of national security measures post-9/11, one area that is consistently overlooked is the impact of such measures on the family-both as a unit and for individual family members. This is the case with administrative and criminal measures that impact the family unit or members. Join Fatima Ahdash, Goldsmiths, University of London; Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, University of Minnesota; & Jayne Huckerby, Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic; to discuss the range of ways in which national security policies both mobilize and impact families across the globe and analyzing the role various legal and other institutions in facilitating these adverse impacts. Organized by the Center for International & Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Co-sponsors: Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute; Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics; Human Rights Law Society; & International Law Society. The event is free and open to all; no registration required. Grab-and-go lunch available after program. Livestream: For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at or visit