Innovating Human Rights: Responsibility, Hope, and Strategy in Crisis

12:10-1:10 p.m.

Join us for a discussion with leading human rights thinkers on how the pandemic spotlights the need for the human rights field to innovate. Kathryn Sikkink (Harvard) will discuss her new book The Hidden Face of Rights: Toward a Politics of Responsibility, in which she argues that more emphasis needs to be on the responsibilities of all to implement rights. César Rodríguez Garavito (NYU/Just Labs) will discuss his new research, scholarship, and advocacy on forward-looking, hope-based strategies for advancing rights.  Moderated by Gulika Reddy (Columbia).

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 Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern’s Bluhm Legal Clinic, Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, Cornell International Human Rights Clinic: Litigation and Advocacy, Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program, 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 (password: 200022).