"Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Archive for March, 2012

RJ Gaudet & Associates is pleased to invite you to a free teleconference on Martin Luther King, Jr., the War on Poverty, and economic, cultural, and social rights on Monday, March 26 from 2 pm ET to 3:30 pm ET.  Setting it apart from virtually every other nation, the United States has not signed the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights.  In some ways, the War on Poverty launched by Dr. King in the 1960s is still incomplete.

On March 26, 2012 from 2:00 pm ET to 3:30 pm ET, participants will have a rare opportunity to listen from a man who worked directly for Dr. King as part of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference – Revd. Harcourt Klinefelter.  Revd. Klinefelter was the associate director for public relations for Dr. King in the last few years of Dr. King’s life.  He was also a personal friend.  Revd. Klinefelter will share his experiences and show how the War on Poverty is still alive.

The conference will be moderated by Prof. Sarah Paoletti of the University of Pennsylvania law school.  Also on the panel will be Aryeh Neier, president of Open Society Foundations and former Executive Director of Human Rights Watch and former National Executive Director of the ACLU.  The distinguished panel also includes Catherine Albisa, Executive Director of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative.

The panel discussion is sponsored by the American Bar Association SIL International Human Rights Committee which Robert J. Gaudet, Jr. c0-chaired from 2009-2011.  During Mr. Gaudet’s tenure as co-chair, the foundation was laid for this tele-conference on the War on Poverty and economic, social, and cultural rights, which is finally coming to fruition on March 26, 2012.

Non-lawyers are welcome to listen in to the tele-conference.  Please register in advance for this free tele-conference as a “Non-Sect[ion] Member” at https://apps.americanbar.org/aba_timssnet/meetings/tnt_meetings.cfm?action=long&primary_id=IC12034&webtextid=60186&Subsystem=MTG&related_prod_flag=0.

This tele-conference is a rare opportunity to learn from a panel of distinguished experts who will discuss economic, social, and cultural rights from the historical evolution of the American Civil Rights movement in the 1960s to the recent Arab Spring and present day Occupy Wall Street Movement gaining global momentum.

POSTSCRIPT: the text of Revd. Klinefelter’s speech during the March 26 presentation is now available online at this link.


New Office Address in the Hague

March 20, 2012 @ 5:17 pm

The Peace Palace houses the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and a library with the world's largest collection of international law materials.

RJ Gaudet & Associates LLC is pleased to announce that it has moved its office in the Hague, the “International City of Peace & Justice,” to a new location in the heart of the city above the central train station.  The new address is:

RJ Gaudet & Associates LLC
10 Koningin Juliana Plein, 11th floor
2595AA The Hague
The Netherlands
Telephone +31 708919102
From its new address, the firm will continue to provide U.S. and U.K. legal services to Dutch clients, participate in international arbitration, appear before international legal tribunals, and collaborate on other matters.