Reparative Justice in the United States: Human Rights in Practice

The 2024 symposium of the Bringing Human Rights Home Lawyers' Network will focus on Reparative Justice in the United States: Human Rights in Practice. The symposium will address (1) state and local initiatives for reparative justice in the US, (2) creative tools for implementing reparative justice principles, and (3) next steps for reparative justice and human rights in the US. The symposium will include a keynote conversation with Justin Hansford and Margaret Burnham, a special report on reparations and human rights in the Caribbean community by Mia Morris, and expert panelists leading reparative justice initiatives around the country.

To attend in person, please register by June 18 at noon so that your name will be included in the list of registrants provided to Fordham University security. Thank you!

*Login credentials will be provided upon registration.

June 20, 2024 | 8:30 – 4:00 PM EDT | In Person and Virtual
Location: Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York

A light breakfast and lunch will be served!

Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy at Northeastern Law
Center on Race, Law, and Justice at Fordham Law
Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law

Keynote Speakers

Margaret Burnham
University Distinguished Professor of Law;  Director and Founder of the Civil Rights and
Restorative Justice Project; and Faculty Co-Director of the Center for Law,
Equity, and Race at Northeastern University School of Law

Justin Hansford
Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall
Civil Rights Center at the Howard University School of Law
and a member of the UN Permanent Forum on People of African Descent

Overview of Agenda
Session I: Reparative Justice in the US - State and Local Initiatives
Session II: Beyond Resolutions - Creative Tools for Implementation
Special Report: Reparative Justice and Human Rights in the Caribbean Community
Session III: From Theory to Practice - Next Steps on Reparative Justice and US Human Rights

CLE Information
MCLE credit in California has been approved. Applications for CLE credit in New York and Minnesota are pending.

Please contact Camillah Agak, PHRGE Research Associate, at

Special Thanks To Our Patrons
Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute
Center for Law, Equity, and Race at Northeastern Law
Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration at Northeastern Law
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

Thanks to Our Sponsors
American Civil Liberties Union Human Rights Program
Human Rights & Gender Justice Clinic, CUNY School of Law
Human Rights at Home Litigation Clinic, St. Louis University School of Law
Human Rights Center, University of Minnesota Law School
International Human Rights Clinic, Santa Clara Law
International Human Rights Law Clinic, American University Washington College of Law
International Human Rights Law Clinic, Berkeley Law
International Justice Resource Center
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
The Promise Institute for Human Rights, UCLA School of Law
Southern Poverty Law Center
Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center, Howard University
Transnational Legal Clinic, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Jun 20, 2024

8:30 am to 4:00 pm

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