October 19, 2011
Tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 20: The Forced Sterilization of Roma Women
October 20, 2011
“Roma Rights at the European Court of Human Rights: Challenging Forced Sterilization”
A Talk by Barbora Bukovská, LLM ’05, Lawyer and Roma Rights Activist
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Barbora Bukovská, LLM ’05, is currently Senior Director of Law and Policy at the London-based human rights organization Article 19. A founder of the Czech Republic’s first legal clinic, in 2001 she founded the Centre for Civil and Human Rights in Kosice, Slovakia, where she led efforts to eliminate the practice of forced sterilization of Roma women in Slovakia, as well as other human rights abuses. She is currently representing a group of Roma women who were forcibly sterilized by Slovak authorities in a case before the European Court of Human Rights.
This event is being co-sponsored by the Harvard European Law Association, the Office of Public Interest Advising, HLS Advocates for Human Rights, and Harvard Law Students for Reproductive Justice.