Partnership: RFK Center and the California International Law Center Search for Peace and Justice in Darfur
The RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights (RFK Center) has entered into an exciting partnership with the newly established California International Law Center (CILC) at King Hall. Building on past collaborations between the law school at the University of California, Davis and the RFK Center's human rights advocacy, the partnership will provide the RFK Center with an important ally to further its social change goals, while also exposing law students to real-world challenges for human rights advocates.
The inaugural project of the partnership will focus on the crisis in Darfur, Sudan and support renowned Darfuri human rights advocate, peace negotiator and 2007 RFK Human Rights Laureate, Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Abdalla. While law students take a course on International Human Rights & Transitional Justice taught by CILC Director, Professor Diane Marie Amann, the RFK Center and RFK Human Rights Award Laureates will provide first-hand accounts of the situation on the ground and of the advocacy and research needed to confront human rights abuses. During this particular semester, law students will be providing important comparative research for a report on peace & reconciliation processes that have addressed issues of concern in Sudan-such as truth commissions, perpetrator accountability, redress of victims and rebuilding of society-that can used by both Dr. Mohammed and the RFK Center.
The RFK Center looks forward to building on this relationship for many years to come.
California International Law Center (CILC) at King Hall: www.law.ucdavis.edu/academics-clinicals/cilc
CILC Darfur Project: www.law.ucdavis.edu/academics-clinicals/cilc/darfur.html
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