CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
UI hosts conference of international law students Oct. 14-17
EDITOR'S NOTE: A longer version of this release, initially distributed
Aug. 25 is available on the Web at http://news.uiowa.edu/Archives/1998/Aug98/inAug.html
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- As many as 200 students and scholars of international
law from across the United States and several foreign countries will gather
at the University of Iowa to discuss the future of human rights during
an annual conference of the International Law Students Association Oct.
The Iowa Society of the International Law Students Association (ISILA),
at the UI College of Law, will be the host for the four-day Conference.
Events include a keynote speech by Elie Wiesel, holocaust survivor and
winner of the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.
The conference, "Human Rights and International Law: Moving Toward
a Global Community," is open to the public, but registration fees
are required. The conference coincides with the UI's year-long commemoration
of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, known
as "Global Focus: Human Rights '98."
The conference begins with registration at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14
at the Boyd Law Building. Panel discussions, workshops and plenary sessions
will be held throughout the four days with the closing banquet at 6:30
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.
Rockne Cole, vice president for ISILA, says the conference will bring
together representatives from industry and corporate legal offices, labor
organizations, non-governmental organizations, and academics to examine
the ethical and practical issues of surrounding human rights throughout
Wiesel, the author of Holocaust literature's landmark trilogy, "Night,"
"Dawn" and "Day," will present the keynote lecture
at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Hancher Auditorium. The speech is sponsored
by Global Focus '98.
For more information about the conference, contact Rockne Cole at (319)