Go On! Free screening of ‘Granito: How to Nail a Dictator’ at Cardozo Law, March 24

Next Tuesday, March 24, from 6-8pm, the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR), Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA), and Cardozo Students for Human Rights will present a free screening of the film Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, followed by a conversation with Peter Kinoy, Editorial Director of Skylight.

In 1982, Guatemala was engulfed in an armed conflict during which a genocidal “scorched earth” campaign by the military killed nearly 200,000 Maya people including 45,000 disappeared. Granito tells the extraordinary story of how a film became a “granito” – a tiny grain of sand – that helped tip the scales of justice.

The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place at Cardozo School of Law – 55 Fifth Avenue NY, NY 10003, Room 206. Light dinner will be served.

To attend, please RSVP to cardozo.clihhr@yu.edu.

Go On! This Thurs, Feb. 26: Cardozo, Fordham Law present ‘Liberty and Security Today: A New Normal?’

 Given renewed fears of terrorism driven by the rise of ISIS and their skilled use of social media, how is the continuing conflict over security and liberty evolving? What can we expect in the future as the renewal of the Patriot Act looms and debate over authorizations for the use of force and surveillance come to the floor of Congress? Is there a new normal?  And if so, what does it mean for civil liberties and for the safety and security of Americans?


This Thursday, Feb. 26, from 7-8:30 pm, the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights and The Centre on National Security at Fordham Law will present “Liberty and Security Today: A New Normal?” (See event flyer here: Liberty and Security Today FINAL.) To attend, please RSVP to cardozo.clihhr@yu.edu


This event is free to the public and has been approved for 1.5 NYS transitional/non-transitional CLE credits in the category “Areas of Professional Practice.” To register for CLE credits, please RSVP to cardozo.clihhr@yu.edu with subject line: RSVP for CLE credits.

Go On! Cardozo Program in Holocaust & Human Rights Studies Presents Lunchtime Lecture on El Salvador, Film Screening on Sousa Mendes

Carolyn Patty Blum

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Program in Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies has two upcoming events: The first is a lecture entitled “The 25th Anniversary of the Massacre of 6 Jesuits Priests in El Salvador: Why does the search for justice still matter?” with Carolyn Patty Blum, Visiting Clinical Professor of Law and Senior Legal Adviser for the Center for Justice and Accountability. The lecture will take place on Nov 17th at 12noon in Room 1008.

The second event is entitled “Another of the Intransigent Ones: Sousa Mendes, Lawyer, Diplomat and Savior of 30,000 Wartime Refugees.” This film screening and panel discussion will take place on Nov 24th from 6-8pm in the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room. The panel discussion will be moderated by James Traub of the New York Times; panelists include: Joan Halperin, Mordecai Paldiel, and Richard Weisberg. 
For more information, please visit the program webpage. To attend these events, please RSVP to cardozophhr@gmail.com

Go On! TOMORROW: Implications of Vichy and Third Reich legal discourse for contemporary law (Cardozo Law, 6 pm)

Tomorrow, October 30th, the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights (HGHR) Program at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law presents a discussion “On the Implications for Contemporary Law and Legal Scholarship of Vichy and Third Reich Judicial Discourse.” The event will begin at 6 pm at 55 Fifth Avenue. There will be a reception following the event.

The discussion will involve close readings of what passed for legal discourse in Vichy France and Nazi Germany, appraising its significance for today’s legal scholarship, judges, and interpretive theory. Among specific developments to be discussed are a German court’s recent description of circumcision in Jewish ritual as causing “severe physical injury,” the relationship of law and morals generally, and the implications of Vichy’s legal and academic discourse for the incipient renewal of anti-semitism in France.

The speakers are Prof. Otto Pfersmann, Prof. of Law, Paris-1, Pantheon, Sorbonne, and Prof. Richard Weisberg, Floersheimer Prof. of Constitutional Law and Founding Director, Cardozo Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Program.

Please RSVP to cardozophhr@gmail.com.