April 07, 2020

COVID-19’s Impact on Health, Housing, Water, and Sanitation: Socioeconomic Rights in Crisis

When: 12:10-1:10 p.m.

Where: Zoom

The pandemic spotlights and exacerbates socioeconomic inequalities caused by decades of neoliberal policies and failures to invest in social infrastructure. The basic rights to health, housing, and water and sanitation are at risk for millions of people around the world. How can human rights-based approaches ground an effective response to the pandemic now, and build a better world afterwards? Join us for a talk with UN Special Rapporteur on Housing Leilani Farha, community advocate Catherine Flowers (Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice), and activist and epidemiologist Gregg Gonsalves (Yale); moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow (Duke).

The series is organized by the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, Duke Law’s International Human Rights Clinic, Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, and Just Security.

It is co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern’s Bluhm Legal Clinic, Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Duke Law Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, Cornell International Human Rights Clinic: Litigation and Advocacy, Human Rights Watch, the International Commission of Jurists, the International Human Rights Clinic at University of Chicago Law School, Northeastern Law School’s Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, Opinio Juris, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah, UCLA’s Promise Institute for Human Rights, UC Berkeley’s Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, the University of Dayton’s Human Rights Center, and the University of Minnesota Law School’s Human Rights Center.

Free and open to the public. Join events via Zoom here (password: 200022).

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