United Nations’ Impact on Global Law – Navigating Justice

Date: Feb 29, 2024 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $144

Non-Member Price: $180

Event Code: I144724

Areas of Law: For All Attorneys, International Law & Organizations

Earn up to 3.3 credits! (More Information)

Faculty

Keynote

Moderator

Arthur Traldi
Senior Attorney-Consultant
Lexpat Global Services, LLC

Presenters

Yfat Barak-Cheney
Director of International Affairs and Director of Technology and Human Rights
World Jewish Congress
Zachary D. Kaufman J.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Law
University of Florida
Eran Sthoeger, Esq.
Attorney and Consultant, International Law

The United Nations is an ever-present participant in times of global unrest. While the media and politicians alike refer to it, few understand its legal role in conflict. In today’s continually evolving legal landscape, understanding the UN’s intricate workings is not just beneficial but imperative for lawyers. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, lawyers find themselves speaking out on and addressing global issues, making it crucial to comprehend the UN's historical context, structure, and the characteristics of its human rights architecture.

Acquire the knowledge you need to navigate the UN's multifaceted realm, empowering you to advocate effectively on global issues and contribute to the pursuit of justice on an international scale. Don't miss the opportunity to expand your expertise and enhance your legal practice in our rapidly globalizing world.

About the Presenters:

Arthur Traldi - An international litigator and provides consulting services on legal capacity-building, rule of law, investigations and litigation, including the investigation, litigation and adjudication of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide.

Yfat Barak-Cheney - Through her work, Yfat engages with stakeholders such as governments, international organizations, civil society and tech companies on issues of hate speech and antisemitism online, Holocaust Denial and Distortion online, using technology for education and more.

Zachary D. Kaufman, J.D., Ph.D. - Professor of Law at University of Florida Levin College of Law and an award-winning scholar and practitioner of Criminal Law, International Law, National Security Law, and Transitional Justice.

Eran Sthoeger - A New York based litigator, consultant and advisor on matters of public international law. He has vast experience in litigating and advising on complex legal matters such as land and maritime boundaries, the law of the sea, treaty law, investment law, the law of international organizations, human rights law and the use of force and humanitarian law issues.

Program Agenda:

  • 9:00 | Welcome and Introduction
  • 9:05 | The United Nation's Legal Foundations and Function in International Law
    • Review the historical significance of the UN's establishment post-World War II and the League of Nations' perceived failures
    • Enhance your knowledge of key concepts in international law: how they relate and apply to the UN’s work
    • Explore the UN's purpose, legal foundations, and its role in international law
  • 9:35 | Gaining an Overview of the UN Structure and the UN Family
    • Examine the UN Charter and the responsibilities of the General Assembly and Security Council
    • Analyze when decisions by UN bodies do, and when they do not, impact international law
    • Unravel the UN's diverse functions, from working to maintain peace and security to advancing international trade and aid
    • Assess the UN's involvement in global issues and its organizational structure at the UN Headquarters
  • 10:35 | Break
  • 10:45 | Bolster Your Understanding of Human Rights within the UN Framework
    • Identify the key international human rights documents, including the UDHR, ICCPR, and ICESCR
    • Comprehend the structure of UN human rights mechanisms and the Universal Periodic Review
    • Delve into the complexities of the United Nations’ efforts to establish a state-driven human rights body in the Human Rights Commission and then Human Rights Council, and challenges in developing a well-functioning body
    • Increase your awareness of UN factfinding missions and challenges, including early terminations and investigative limitations
  • 11:45 | Q&A and Wrap Up
  • 12:00 | Program Ends

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3.3 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ General: 3.3).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Transitional: 3.0
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 2.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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