Oct 16, 2014
6:00pm - 7:30pm    |    Furman 212, 245 Sullivan Street, New York

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ)  is pleased to invite you to a discussion on the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Professors Jose Alvarez and Philip Alston will discuss the challenges and opportunities for the new mandate. Questions may include: What is extreme poverty and how is it a global issue? What roles will Special Rapporteur assume in relation to states and other actors such as NGOs and businesses? How does the Special Rapporteur respond to states that have not ratified key human rights instruments? How does this mandate compare to Alston’s previous mandate as UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. Why would one take on this role a second time?

Moderator: J.E. Alvarez, Herbert & Rose Rubin Professor of International Law

Special Guest: Philip Alston, CHRGJ Faculty Director & Co-Chair, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

Wine and cheese at 6pm. No RSVP necessary. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis until we reach capacity.


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