International Committee CLE: The Use of International Law to Confront the Trump Agenda
This CLE will take place on Thursday, August 3 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law:4340 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008. (Map). NLG Convention participants, non-participants and all interested lawyers, legal workers and law students are welcome to join.
Join the International Committee for this informative and incisive CLE program in which active practitioners will present on the use of international law in domestic courts, as well as recourse to international forums, in order to defend human rights under attack in the United States. From resisting the “Muslim Ban” to defending undocumented people to advancing the right to a job and the right to health care, international law provides tools and argument that can help to advance our cases in domestic courts. The CLE will include active examples of the use of international law in relevant contexts to defend human rights in the United States.
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Jeanne Mirer is Co-Chair of the International Committee. She is currently President of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, a founding Board Member of the International Commission for Labor Rights and a Board Member of the Sugar Law Center. Additionally, Jeanne is a member of the Core and the National Board of the Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign. She has been a member of the NLG for 42 years and has held numerous positions in the Guild. She practices labor, employment and civil rights law in New York City. Among her clients are Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange who have taken to court the U.S. chemical companies that profited from manufacturing the poison. In addition to the Guild and the IADL, she is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, the National Employment Law Association, and the NAACP. Jeanne has a deep and extensive history of work in both the international and domestic sphere, including the application of international laws, standards and treaties to the United States. She has authored and co-authored countless white papers, briefs, and articles on everything from the human right to peace, to Agent Orange, to drones, to women’s rights, to labor law and international law. She is admitted to practice law in New York, Massachussetts, and Michigan.
Micol Savia is the permanent representative of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers to the United Nations Human Rights Council. She is a law graduate of the University of Turin, Italy and has worked as a civil lawyer in Italy, working mainly in the areas of international law and human rights. She is an active member of the Italian Association of Democratic Jurists and is also a member of the European Association of Lawyers for Human Rights. In 2008, she was appointed as the general vice-secretary of the IADL.
Aaron Fellmeth is a professor of law and the William H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar at Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. He has studied international law from an interdisciplinary perspective since 1991. His research and teaching focus on international law jurisprudence and the formation of rules of customary international law in contested subjects, such as evolving human rights issues, espionage and covert action, psychological manipulation, new technologies in conventional and asymmetrical armed conflict, and the internationalization of intellectual property rights. Professor Fellmeth also is a leading expert on the law and regulation of international business transactions and intellectual property with a special focus on patent law and technology. Professor Fellmeth’s work has been cited several times by federal courts and in testimony before Congress. He has served as an Executive Advisory Committee member of International Legal Materials and is currently chair of the International Law Association (American Branch) International IP Law Committee.