November 14, 2017
A Clash of Good Intentions: NGOs vs. the UN
Join us for a discussion about what happens when a non-profit lawyer goes up against an established international organization responsible for protecting the public. Beatrice Lindstrom, Staff Attorney with the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (2017-2018 Wasserstein Fellow), will discuss her lawsuit against the U.N. for bringing cholera to Haiti through untreated wastes discharged from a peacekeeping base. Rick Hertz, Senior Litigation Attorney with EarthRights International, will discuss his lawsuit again the World Bank/IFC for funding a power plant that devastated fishing villages in India. Professor Susan Farbstein, Director of the International Human Rights Clinic, will moderate.
Non-pizza lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by OPIA and the Human Rights Program.