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21 March 2013
South African Human Rights Day 2013

A Special Screening of "Courting Justice":
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When:  Thursday, March 21, 2013
                  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: The Moot Court Room
                  Howard University Law School
                  2900 Van Ness Street, NW
                  Washington DC,20008

Please register. This event is open to the public.

The Embassy of South Africa, in collaboration with the Howard University School of Law, The National Bar Association, The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area - Young Professional Africa Committee, and the Howard University Republic of South Africa Project invite you to a special screening of "Courting Justice".

"Courting Justice" tells the stories of seven South African women judges and their deep commitment to human rights. The film highlights the importance of the judiciary in an up-and-coming constitutional democracy.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the following:

  • Ms. Ruth Cowan, Executive Director and Producer of Courting Justice
  • Dean Okianer Dark, Howard University School of Law
  • Ms. Charlotte Nhlapo, South Africa Human Rights Commission
  • Judge Sheila Tillerson Adam, National Bar Association, Prince George's County and Seventh Judicial Circuit Administrative Judge
  • Ms.Sarah Kambou, President International Center for Research on Women
  • Ms. Relinda Louisy, Law Firm of Relinda Louisy LL.M, Former Human Rights Attorney at the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights at the Organization of the American States

We hope that you will be able to join us on this special occasion in recognition of South Africa's Human Right's Day.

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