Apr 9, 2014
12:30pm - 2:00pm    |    WILF Hall 5th Floor conference room, 139 MacDougal Street, New York, New York

Valid ID and RSVP are required for this event. Please RSVP to Audrey Watne at watnea@exchange.law.nyu.edu by April 8th. Lunch will be served.

About our talk:

Please join CHRGJ as we welcome Dr. Inga Winkler, a Legal Advisor to the current UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque. Drawing on her work over the past five years, Dr. Winkler will give an overview of the Special Rapporteur’s focus areas and main activities; the system’s strengths and shortcomings; the contribution of the Special Procedures to the advancement of economic, social and cultural rights in particular; and the approach Catarina de Albuquerque has taken to her mandate—which has been characterized by making human rights as practical as possible and engaging directly with those responsible for implementing the human rights to water and sanitation

About our speaker:

Dr. Inga Winkler is a Legal Adviser to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, who was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council. She is based at the German Institute for Human Rights in Berlin. Inga lectures regularly on human rights, including a current appointment at Kent State University, Ohio, and has been in residence as a visiting scholar at Stellenbosch (South Africa) and Berkeley, where she contributed to clinical teaching. She has worked as a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme, the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Inga holds a German law degree and a doctorate in public international law. Her thesis focuses on the human right to water and its implications for water allocation and has been published by Hart Publishing. She has published and presented widely on human rights. Her research interests include economic, social and cultural rights; the UN human rights system; non-discrimination and equality; business and human rights; human rights in development, in particular in the context of the Millennium Development Goals and post2015 discussions; and human rights monitoring.





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