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White & Case, arbitration and Latin America, oh my!

Posted on April 9th, by Elizabeth Floyd in LIDS LIVE. No Comments

Come join LIDS for the following rescheduled event next Tuesday!

The Intersection of International Development and Dispute Resolution: Complex Negotiations and Crisis Management in Latin America

Tuesday, April 15, 5:00-6:30 PM

Langdell North

Jonathan C. Hamilton is Partner and Head of Latin American Arbitration for White & Case and a leading authority on international arbitration and investment, complex negotiations and crisis management. He will be speaking about his experiences in resolving a number of recent complex disputes in Latin America, which include the recuperation of the Machu Picchu artifacts from Yale University to the Republic of Peru, renegotiation of the Ecuador international airport concession in the face of treaty denunciation, resolution of the first World Bank case registered by a Latin American state, and establishment of a claims mechanism for Argentine sovereign debt (which was named the most influential arbitration decision of the decade).

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Law and International Development Society, Professor Jack Goldsmith, the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program, and the Harvard Negotiation Law Review.

20th International Development Conference at Harvard!

Posted on March 26th, by Andrea Titus in LIDS LIVE. No Comments


The 20th International Development Conference at Harvard is less than three weeks away! The conference will have over 15 panels and several keynotes with amazing speakers such as:

Esther Duflo, Co-Founder and Director of JPAL
Kris Balderston from the Fleishman-Hillard Washington, DC Office
John MacArthur, Senior Fellow at the UN Foundation
Jane Wales, CEO the Global Philanthropy Forum and the World Affairs Council and the Vice President of Philanthropy at the Aspen Institute

See the full list of activities spanning April 11-12 and register for the conference on the IDC 2014 website: http://harvardidc.com/.

Event: Joining together to stop investigative torture: A conversation with Karen Tse, International Bridges to Justice

Posted on March 26th, by Akhila Kolisetty in LIDS LIVE. No Comments

Joining together to stop investigative torture: A conversation with Karen Tse, International Bridges to Justice

When: April 3rd, 12 – 1 pm

Where: WCC 3018

In too many countries, it’s still normal to torture prisoners for confessions and information. Karen Tse works to end that. A former public defender, Karen Tse developed an interest in the intersection of criminal law and human rights after observing Southeast Asian refugees held in a local prison without trial, often tortured to obtain “confessions.” In 1994, she moved to Cambodia to train the country’s first core group of public defenders. Under the auspices of the UN, she trained judges and prosecutors, and established the first arraignment court in Cambodia.

In 2000, Tse founded International Bridges to Justice (IBJ) to help create systemic change in criminal justice and promote basic rights of legal representation for defendants on the ground. Her foundation complements the work of witness groups, who do the equally vital work of advocacy, reports, photographs. Tse’s group helps governments build new systems that respect individual rights. In IBJ’s first years, she negotiated groundbreaking measures  in judicial reform with the Chinese, Vietnamese and Cambodian governments. It now works in sixteen countries, including Rwanda, Burundi and India. As a social entrepreneur, … Read More »