ABA INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW SOURCEBOOK LAUNCH &
PRESENTATION BY FORMER U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT SENIOR RULE OF LAW ADVISOR
EVENT RESCHEDULED FOR NOON ON JANUARY 10, 2014
Truman National Security Project and Center For National Policy
One Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 333
Washington D.C. , DC 20001
Last month was the anniversary of the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. Arguably, UDHR is one of the most important documents in mankind’s history. We can commemorate the occasion on January 10 in Washington, DC at the Truman National Security Project/Center for National Policy.
Truman Project Defense Council Members Andrew Borene and Alice Beauheim Borene will discuss the process and impetus for publishing their new book "The International Human Rights Law Sourcebook" published by the American Bar Association.
They will introduce their co-editor and former U.S. State Department Senior Rule of Law Director in Kandahar, Michael Sullivan, who has just recently returned from several years of leading development efforts in Afghanistan. Michael will also share stories of his long career in international human rights law which has included election monitoring in the Balkans and helping to draft the Iraqi Constitution. Michael has received multiple accolades for his work in some of the world’s harshest locales and he has a compelling method of teaching the value of human rights to military and political leaders in the developing world.
This comprehensive sourcebook edited by Alice Beauheim Borene, Andrew Borene & Michael Sullivan, is a compilation of important human rights documents: universal declartion of human rights, international covenant on civil and political rights, UN documents and many more that are critical to understanding and promoting human rights. As part of a sister volume (The International Humanitarian Law Sourcebook – being released in Spring of 2014), together or individually each serves as an excellent resource to anyone involved in understanding and defending the current laws and rules. Students, professors, lawyers, human rights activists and those interested in the legal regime governing human rights litigation and policy should not be without this single-source for the increasingly important body of law.
This comprehensive collection of international human rights and humanitarian law serves as an excellent resource for students, professors, and anyone involved in the challenging task of defending rights in times of peace or war."- Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch
"Together The International Humanitarian Law Sourcebook and International Human Rights Law Sourcebook combine to provide an unrivaled resource for students and professors who are seeking to access the current laws and international rules established by complementary treaties and customs."
– Admiral James Stavridis, US Navy (Ret.), Dean at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Former Supreme Allied Commander & Commander U.S. European Command
"These sister volumes containing the foundational texts of international humanitarian and human rights law provide a comprehensive and invaluable
resource for humanitarian operations, national security, and human security. Beauheim Borene, Borene, and Sullivan have done the security and
humanitarian communities a critical service by assembling these volumes, which will be essential tools for thousands of legal professionals."
– Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld, Senior Associate Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Founder of the Truman National Security Project