International human rights lawyer Lennox Hinds will give a virtual presentation at noon March 11 in the College of Law’s Hamann Auditorium.
During his presentation, “George Floyd: The Legacy of Scott v. Sandford,” Hinds will discuss the legacy of the Dred Scott decision, the continued systemic police violence in the United States, and the findings and recommendations of the International Commission’s report which was filed with the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights.
Hinds is a professor emeritus of law and former chair of the Administration of Justice Program at Rutgers University. He has lectured extensively in Africa, Europe, Asia and North America on international human rights issues and on the impact of racism on the operation of law, particularly the criminal justice systems of the United States.
Hinds is internationally recognized for his work. He was Nelson Mandela’s attorney in the U.S. and U.S. counsel for the South African government, the African National Congress of South Africa and the South West Africa People’s Organisation of Namibia. He is the permanent representative to the United Nations for the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. In 1998, Hinds was appointed by the UN as lead counsel to represent the interest of defendants accused by the International Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda of genocide, crimes against humanity and other serious violations of international humanitarian law. He is one of the few U.S. attorneys appointed to the panel of defense lawyers by the United Nations.
Hinds’ presentation is free and open to the public and also available online via Zoom. The talk has been approved for one hour of professionalism and ethics CLE credit in Nebraska. Those wishing to receive credit should register through the UNL Marketplace.