"Human rights and international law-and the sometimes strained relationship between them-were the subject of a two-day roundtable at the School of Law, March 9-10. Titled "The United States' Constitution and the Adoption of International Human Rights Instruments: Freeing the Political Logjam," the roundtable attracted government officials and legal scholars from across Europe and North America. During the course of the roundtable participants examined the legal limits imposed by the U.S. Constitution and laws as well as the political limitations that come from national and international pressures on U.S. decision-making bodies, according to third-year student Chris Foreman, president of the Georgia Society of International and Comparative La\\; one of the roundtable sponsors. Proponents of a United Nations treaty to ban torture are optimistic the treaty will be ratified by the U.S. Senate but future human rights bills face a much tougher struggle, roundtable participants agreed." - excerpt from page 17 of Advocate, Spring 1990, Vol. 25, No. 2
This photograph appeared in print in the Spring 1990 Advocate issue along with the following caption:
Participants in the 1990 Human Rights Roundtable included (l-r) third-year student Travis DeHaven; David Stewart, U.S. State Department; Alfred de Zayas, u.N. Center for Human Rights; Neri Sybesma-Knol, Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Craig Baab, ABA Governmental Affairs Office; Dr. Louis Sohn, Woodruff Professorof Law; Richrad B. Lillich, University of Vi1:ginia;third-year student Anne Burnett; second-year student Rick Alembik; Gabriel M. Wilner, Kirbo Professorof Law; third-year student Jean Zeiler; Larry Johnson, u.N. Office of Legal Counsel; and third-year student Chris Foreman, president of the Georgia Society of International and Comparative Law. Roundtable participants not pictured are David Padilla, Winston Nagan, and David Gappa.
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