Foley Hoag Partner Christina Hioureas to Speak at Centre for the Study of United Nations & Jindal Society of International Law Lecture Series
February 9, 2021
Foley Hoag LLP partner and United Nations Practice Group Chair Christina Hioureas will be a featured speaker on “International Human Rights Litigation in Domestic Courts” as part of a Re-imagining International Law lecture series presented by the Centre for the Study of United Nations and Jindal Society of International Law. Hioureas' presentation will take place on February 17, 2021.
Hioureas will discuss the principle of universal jurisdiction, the purpose of which is to end impunity against human rights abusers by holding them accountable irrespective of their location. She will also focus on how domestic court actions have been and can be used for accountability and transitional justice in parallel with international courts and tribunals.
As a member of Foley Hoag’s International Litigation & Arbitration Department, Hioureas represents States, private and State-owned entities, and individuals on international disputes and public international law matters, and advises States on matters before the United Nations and its bodies.
The Centre for UN Studies was established to identify knowledge gaps and undertake individual and collaborative research related to the UN institutional developments and its role in international peace and security, human rights, sustainable development and climate change.
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