Celebrating 25 Years Human Rights Lecture Series
From: The Advocates for Human Rights (jkashaevaadvrights.org)
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 12:15:57 -0700 (PDT)

formerly Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights

The Advocates for Human Rights and Fredrikson & Byron Present
The 2008 Human Rights Lecture Series:
"U.S. Exceptionalism Regarding Human Rights & Humanitarian Norms"


Please R.S.V.P. for this lecture  by noon on Tuesday, April 15
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Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP.
Application will be made for one CLE credit.

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"U.S. Exceptionalism Regarding Human Rights & Humanitarian Norms"

presented by

Barbara A. Frey, Human Rights Program in the College of Liberal Arts at the 
of Minnesota

James Dorsey, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Thursday, April 17, 12:00-1:00 P.M.
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.,
U.S. Bank Plaza, 200 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000, Minneapolis

Description of the Lecture

The presentation will address the two faces of U.S. involvement in developing 
rights norms: exceptional leadership and creating exceptions for its own 
 The speakers will give a brief overview of the intellectual and moral 
of the US in the creation of core human rights standards, including the 
Declaration of Human Rights.  They will then consider the post-cold war movement
 away from any norms that might limit the US's conduct at home or abroad, using 
two notable examples -- the prohibition against torture and the creation of the 
International Criminal Court.

Biographical Information

Barbara A. Frey is Director of the Human Rights Program in the College of 
Arts at the University of Minnesota. She teaches undergraduates, graduate 
and law students at the University and is the Director of Graduate Studies for 
Graduate Minor in Human Rights.

Frey served from 2000-2003 as an alternate member of the U.N. Sub-Commission on 
the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, a body of independent experts who 
advise the United Nations on human rights policy. From 2002-06, Frey served as 
Rapporteur to the Sub-Commission on the issue of preventing human rights abuses 
committed with small arms and light weapons.

James Dorseyis a trial lawyer with the Minneapolis law firm of Fredrikson & 
Byron.  Mr. Dorsey has graduated from Yale University and the University of 
School of Law. Over his 25 year career as a lawyer, Jim has represented the 
the ACLU, the NAACP, and death row inmates, as well as many indigent clients in 
the Minneapolis area. A founder and past president of Minnesota Advocates for 
Rights, he has investigated human rights abuses in South Africa and Central 
With several colleagues from his firm, Jim currently represents an Algerian 
held in Guantanamo Bay.

This speaker series will be held on the third Thursday of every other month 
2008. Lectures are free and open to the public (registration required). Lunch 
be provided for those who pre-register. Application will be made for one 
Legal Education credit. For more information, please contact The Advocates for 
Rights. You may find directions to Fredrikson & Byron at: 

Celebrating 25 Years of Promoting and Protecting Human Rights

~ locally, nationally, internationally ~

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