Jun 3, 2015
12:30pm - 2:00pm    |    Wilf 5th Floor Conference Room, 139 MacDougal Street, New York, NY

Valid ID and RSVP required. RSVP here or email Stacy.Cammarano@nyu.edu. Lunch will be provided.

CHRGJ is pleased to host Sévrine Knuchel for a discussion of the fast-food workers’ movement in the United States and international human rights law. The fast-food workers’ movement, whose demands for higher wages and unionization rights have received increased public attention since 2013, offers an opportunity to question the assertion that the labor and human rights movement rarely meet, and paints in stark relief the issue of human rights at work. Knuchel will examine whether international human rights law entails provisions which are relevant to the demands of the fast-food workers and whether the claims of the fast-food workers can be viewed as human rights claims. She will use the fast food workers movement as a vignette for our understanding of human rights in the context of work.

About the Speaker:

Sévrine Knuchel, an Affiliated Researcher at CHRGJ, started her research project on human rights at work with a grant from the Swiss National Research Foundation. Her doctoral dissertation in public international law, “Jus Cogens: Identification and Enforcement of Peremptory Norms,”  was published in January 2015. Knuchel earned her Masters in Law from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and an LL.M. from Boston College Law School. She currently works as assistant editor for the Oxford Handbook on the Sources of International Law.

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