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April 14, 2022 RAPID RESPONSE

Ethnocide and Dignity Rights: Lessons for Today

Ethnocide—the destruction of a culture while keeping its people—is the quintessential violation of human dignity, which is the bedrock of a just rule of law. This webinar examines current manifestations of ethnocide—from Russia's invasion of Ukraine to sociopolitical forces at play today in the US—and both their effects on, and their implications for, the future of the rule of law at home and abroad.


  • Erin Daly, Professor of Law, Delaware Law School; Executive Director, Dignity Rights International
  • Barrett Holmes Pitner, Author, The Crime Without A Name: Ethnocide and the Erasure of Culture in America; Founder and Philosopher-In-Chief, The Sustainable Culture Lab; Lecturer, The George Washington University; Contributor, The Daily Beast and BBC


  • Hon. Bernice B. Donald, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; Co-Chair, Criminal Justice Committee, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice; Liaison to the ABA Criminal Justice Section, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

Joint Sponsor: ABA Center for Human Rights


ABA Policy on Dignity Rights

Dignity Rights Initiative

Dignity in Practice

Dignity Law Institute  | Delaware Law School

The Crime Without A Name: Ethnocide and the Erasure of Culture in America | Barrett Holmes Pitner

Advanced Introduction to Human Dignity and Law | James R. May

Dignity Law: Global Recognition, Cases, And Perspectives | James R. May, Erin Daly

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