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Human Rights Program - Expert Q&As

Nov. 15, 2007
Crisis in Pakistan - A Q&A With Carter Center Human Rights Director Karin Ryan
An expert Q&A with Karen Ryan, director of the Carter Center's Human Rights Program, on the imposition of martial law and suspension of the constitution in Pakistan by President Pervez Musharraf.

July 13, 2007
Two Palestines? What is Risked by a "West Bank First" Policy? Q&A with Middle East Experts
In the following expert Q&A, panel members from "Two Palestines? What is Risked by a 'West Bank First' Policy?," held at The Carter Center in July 2007, answer audience questions that remained following the event.

March 27, 2006
U.N. Human Rights Council: The Center's Role, New Body's Mandate in Expert Q&A
A new Human Rights Council for the United Nations was adopted March 15 by the UN General Assembly, replacing the Commission on Human Rights, originally established in 1946. In this expert Q&A, Karin Ryan--senior advisor for the Carter Center's Human Rights Initiatives – discusses the Center's key role in the Council's passage and what the Council means for global human rights.

July 3, 2002
Q&A with Ashley Barr: International Criminal Court Comes to Fruition

The International Criminal Court began operation July 1, 2002, some 50 years after the United Nations first called for its inception. The Carter Center and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter have been strong advocates for the ICC. The Center sent human rights representatives to Rome in 1998 for the negotiations on the ICC and have collaborated with other international nongovernmental organizations to build support globally for the court. President Carter has sent dozens of letters to heads of state, encouraging them to support the establishment of the ICC. Below is a discussion with the Center's human rights lawyer, Ashley Barr, on the ICC and its implications.

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