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Socio-Economic Rights in (Times of) Crisis

March 29 @ 4:00 pm

Are crises becoming the new normal? Economic and financial crises have prompted austerity measures that have had disastrous impacts on the enjoyment of human rights including health, education, water and housing, with the rights of the most marginalized consistently hit the hardest. Some crises such as the Flint water crisis are making headlines, while others remain invisible. There is growing global concern about economic inequalities. At the same time, xenophobia, islamophobia and racism are on the rise, with populist politics further threatening those who are already socially marginalized. Panelists will discuss how human rights advocates can confront these worrying trends and why socio-economic rights are now more important than ever, both at internationally and in the United States. Can human rights serve to safeguard the dignity of all people, even in times of crises?

Chair:

Inga Winkler, Institute for the Study of Human Rights

Panelists:

Aoife Nolan, Professor of International Human Rights Law, University of Nottingham & Hauser Senior Global Fellow, NYU

Colette Pichon Battle, Executive Director, US Human Rights Network

Ignacio Saiz, Executive Director, Center for Economic and Social Rights

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Date:
March 29
Time:
4:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

International Affairs Building (Columbia University)
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States

Organizer

Columbia University
Phone:
212-854-1754
Website:
http://www.columbia.edu/