[PAST EVENT] Pitcairn Island, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law Lecture

October 5, 2011
12:50pm - 1:50pm
Law School, Room 124
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
The Institute of Bill of Rights Law Student Division, International Law Society, and Human Security Law Center invite you to hear Professor Paul Risworth's "Pitcairn Island, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law" lecture on Wednesday, October 5 from 12:50 - 1:50 pm in room 124. Professor Rishworth is a professor of law and former dean of law at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He has provided constitutional and human rights advice to Pacific states and currently serves as the attorney-general for the Pitcairn Islands. The islands, which are home to about sixty people, recently hosted a case involving historic and recent allegations of rape, incest, and sexual abuse by nine Pitcairn men against children. Professor Rishworth's lecture will focus on the difficulty of criminal investigations and trials in the context of a small and remote island society with no effective policing or functioning court at the time of the investigation. Human rights and rule of law arguments played a major part in the arguments for the accused, particularly with the human rights included in the Pitcairn Islands' new Constitution of March 2010.

Meghan Stubblebine at [[e|msstubblebine]]