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Torture at Abu Ghraib: Event with Dr. Sherene Razack October 24, 2009 (PDF)

ALL OUT THIS SATURDAY MARCH 22ND
Activities

Legal Advocacy
LAW members write legal briefs and letters examining and explaining international law governing the use of force between states. 

Advocacy to Governments and the United Nations
LAW members lobby elected members of their national governments to oppose the illegal use of force against Iraq and Afghanistan. LAW lobbies responsible bodies of the United Nations to maintain international peace and security and to prevent the illegal use of force between states.

LAW members seek to lobby and inform national governments and United Nations officials by providing legal briefs and through correspondence and meetings.

Media Appearances
LAW members write articles, open letters and editorials that have been published in print media in Asia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, Holland and the United States and published throughout the world on the internet.

LAW members participate in television and radio debates and interviews on international law and the restrictions it imposes on the use of force.

Conferences
LAW member Professor Brian J. Foley represented LAW at the International Symposium on Terrorism and Human Rights in Cairo, Egypt. The symposium was well attended by representatives of other organizations, including the UNHCHR, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.  Professor Foley presented his paper, Avoiding War: Using International Law to Compel a Problem-Solving Approach.

General
LAW provides legal materials to individuals, groups or institutions lobbying against the illegal international use of force against Iraq and Afghanistan and supports the initiatives of groups that support adherence to international law governing the use of force between states.


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