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Rituals of Human Rights Law ParticipantsLast week the CIGJ hosted a major workshop on the rituals of human rights law, developing ideas raised by Hilary Charlesworth’s ARC Laureate Fellowship project “Strengthening the international human rights system: Rights, regulation, and ritualism.” With fifteen speakers from Australia, the United Kingdom, Austria, India, Canada, and the United States, the workshop examined the manifold forms of human rights law through the lens of the rituals that imbue it with meaning and the often fraught ritualism that can attend to that.

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