South Asia Legal Studies Working Group

Activities - 2006-2007

Fall 2006

October 18, 2006:
"Law-Dependent Public Goods: A Proposed Strategic Framework for a Results-Based Approach to Legal and Judicial Reform” by Professor Mohan Gopal, Head, National Judicial Academy, Bhopal, India, and formerly, Vice Chancellor, National Law School, Bangalore, India and Legal Advisor, Operations Policy, World Bank Wednesday, 10/18/2006 1.20-3.20 pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), Hosted by Professor John Ohnesorge and sponsored by GLSI, ILS, EALSC and CSA. Open to all, no registration required. For details, contact Sumudu Atapattu.

October 26, 2006:
"The Art of Forgetting and Other Ways of Remembering: A Dialogue on Political Violence and Memory,” documentary film on Sri Lanka and presentation by Lisa Kois, human rights lawyer, writer and film maker, the inaugural lecture in the series Law, War and Human Security, hosted by Professor Heinz Klug, UW Law School and Professor Helen Kinsella, UW Political Science, co-sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Initiative, the Transnational Feminism Research Circle and UW Political Science Department, Thursday, 10/26/06, 3.30-5.00 pm, Room 3260 Law. Open to all, no registration required. 

Spring 2007

March 30, 2007: “Crafting Land Policy and Legislation in Afghanistan” by Dr. Yohannes Gebremedhin Terra Institute, Mt. Horeb, 12.00-1.00 pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), hosted by Professor Heinz Klug, sponsored by the Global Studies Center and co-sponsored by the Center for South Asia, UW-Madison. Dr. Gebremedhin is continuing in Afghanistan the theme of his U.W. Law School Ph.D. dissertation, "The Development of Law in Transitional Societies."  His work since 2004 has focused on the upgrading of land tenure in urban informal settlements in Kabul and other Afghan cities combined with assisting an Inter-ministerial Land Commission to formulate a broad land policy framework for dealing with a wide range of land tenure issues. 

February 8, 2007:
"The Changing Horizon of Human Rights in Sri Lanka: The Ethnic Conflict, the Role of the Supreme Court and the influence of International Law" Sumudu Atapattu, Associate Director, Global Legal Studies Center, Center for South Asia Spring Lecture Series, sponsored by the Center for South Asia and co-sponsored by the GLSC, 2/8/07, noon – 1.00, 206 Ingram Hall. For details contact Rachael Weiss.

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