Professor Sakiko Fukuda Parr to Speak on the Role of Human Rights in Combating Poverty

From Rhetoric to Remedy: human rights in the struggle against povertySakiko

27 October 2014, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Lipton Hall,
108 West Third Street
New York, NY 10012

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The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) at New York University invite you to a panel discussion on the role of human rights in combating poverty. This discussion will convene leading figures from the fields of law, human rights and development to critically examine the progress achieved and challenges faced in bringing human rights to the struggle against poverty over the last twenty years, and to identify current priorities in the field of economic and social rights. A brief reception will follow the event.

Opening remarks: Meg Satterthwaite, Professor of Clinical Law, and Faculty Director, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU School of Law

Chair: Alicia Ely Yamin, CESR Board Chair, Lecturer on Global Health, and Policy Director, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University

•    Sakiko Fukuda Parr, Professor of International Affairs at the New School, New York
•    Chris Jochnick, Director, Private Sector Engagement, Oxfam America
•    Irene Khan, Director General, International Development Law Organization
•    Manuel José Cepeda, Universidad de los Andes & former judge of the Constitutional Court of Colombia

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