Moshe Halbertal, “Three Concepts of Human Dignity”

Human Dignity has become a central value in political and constitutional thought. Yet its meaning and scope, and its relation to other moral and political values such as autonomy and rights have been elusive. The lecture will explicate the value of Human Dignity through the exploration of three distinct ways in which dignity is violated….

Tracey L. Meares, “Police Reform and Public Security”

Keynote address for the University of Chicago Law School Legal Forum Symposium 2015: Policing the Police First published in 1985, the University of Chicago Legal Forum is the Law School’s second-oldest journal. The Legal Forum is a student-edited journal that focuses on a single cutting-edge legal issue every year, presenting an authoritative and timely approach…

Emilio Álvarez Icaza Longoria, “How the Inter-American Commission Responds…”

“How the Inter-American Commission Responds to Human Rights Challenges in the Americas” Emilio Álvarez Icaza Longoria, Executive Secretary of the IACHR, joined students for a discussion about the IACHR’s role in promoting and protecting human rights in the Americas, highlighting recent hearings and investigations. The discourse was introduced and moderated by Professor Claudia Flores, Director…

Jonathan Masur, “Deference Mistakes”

Suppose a court holds in the context of a habeas petition that a constitutional right is not yet “clearly established.” Can we conclude from this that the right does not exist? The answer, of course, is “no”—it would be error to treat this case as having held that there is no such right. Yet in…