Human Rights in an Illiberal Age

February 8, 2017, 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY

NYU Law Forum

The international human rights system is facing unprecedented attacks from a combination of longstanding authoritarian regimes and an increasing array of illiberal democracies.

What are the principal challenges for the human rights movement, especially but not only in the United States?  Is human rights a discourse whose time has passed, or is this precisely the moment when it assumes new salience? Are existing approaches to human rights sufficient for the task, or is something very different needed?

Participants:

Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law; UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
Baher Azmy, Legal Director, Center for Constitutional Rights
Ejim Dike, Human rights advocate, former Executive Director of the US Human Rights Network
Margaret Satterthwaite, Professor of Clinical Law; Faculty Director, Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights
Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, Co-Director, U.S. Program, Human Rights Watch

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No CLE credits available