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2024 ABA International Law Section Annual Conference


2024 ABA International Law Section Annual Conference

Presented by the American Bar Association, International Law Section

JAMS is a proud sponsor of the ABA International Law Section Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 7-10. The theme this year is The Power & Progress of International Law. JAMS neutral, Giuseppe De Palo, Esq., will be speaking on a panel on May 10, 2024, titled "Mediation and Human Rights - Leveraging Mediators for Peace Building and Conflict Prevention on the 75th Anniversary of the UDHR." He will talk about how mediation promotes dialogue and understanding among conflicting parties, empowers marginalized groups to seek redress for human rights violations, complements legal mechanisms by avoiding costly battles, and addresses both individual disputes and systemic injustices through advocating for structural reforms.
This event provides registrants with the opportunity to network, learn, and engage with hundreds of international attorneys from distinguished law firms, private organizations, and governmental institutions worldwide


Mediation and Human Rights - Leveraging Mediators for Peace Building and Conflict Prevention on the 75th Anniversary of the UDHR
Friday, May 10, 2024 at 11:00 - 12:30 p.m. ET

The 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a poignant reminder of the enduring importance of human rights in a world plagued by active conflicts. Despite the principles enshrined in the UDHR, numerous regions continue to experience conflicts that result in egregious human rights violations. This panel aims to facilitate a robust discussion on the intersection of mediation and human rights, with a specific focus on how skilled mediators can contribute to peace efforts in conflict-ridden areas. By bringing together experts in the fields of mediation, human rights, and conflict resolution, we intend to explore innovative approaches and practical strategies for harnessing mediation as a tool for promoting human rights and peace.
Topics to be covered will include:
  • An overview of the UDHR's significance and its continued relevance in the face of active conflicts. Discussion on how human rights violations perpetuate conflicts and hinder peace efforts.
  • The Mediator's Role in Safeguarding Human Rights
  • Identifying the challenges faced by mediators when operating in conflict zones with human rights concerns, and discussing the opportunities and strategies for mitigating these challenges.
  • An exploration of the international legal instruments and frameworks that support mediation efforts in the context of human rights.
  • Best Practices and Lessons Learned: Sharing experiences and best practices from mediators who have successfully integrated human rights considerations into their peace-building efforts.
  • Jaya Sharma, Mediator & Arbitrator, Sharma ADR, – Madison, WI 
  • Renate Dendorfer-Ditges, Partner and Mediator, Ditges – Munich 
  • Giuseppe De Palo, International Mediator, JAMS and President, Dialogue Through Conflict Foundation – Rome and NYC 
  • Katarina Månsson, Senior Human Rights Officer, Office of Secretary General, United Nations – New York, NY

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