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Human Rights

Human Rights in Practice | Persons with Psychosocial Disabilities and Human Rights

As part of the Human Rights in Practice speaker series, join Benjamin Ballah, General Secretary, Cultivation of Users' Hope, Liberia, and Kriti Sharma, Human Rights Watch, in a discussion about the abuse of persons with psychosocial disabilities and their human rights. The conversation is moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Duke Law School. The event is organized by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic.

Human Rights in Practice | Human Rights Advances During COVID-19

Khanyo Farisé, panelist, Africa Advocacy Officer, OutRight Action International

Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, panelist, Clinical Professor of Law (Teaching) & Supervising Attorney, Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic

Amanda McRae, panelist, Director of United Nations Advocacy,Women Enabled International

Jayne Huckerby, moderator, Clinical Professor of Law & Director, Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic

Eva Olkoth & Kristin Casper | Climate and Environmental Litigation and Human Rights

As part of the Human Rights in Practice speaker series, join Eva Okoth (Natural Justice), and Kristin Casper (Greenpeace International), for a discussion of the use of litigation and other legal strategies to secure human rights and climate and environmental justice in Kenya and around the world. The discussion is moderated by Monica Iyer (Duke Law School). The event is organized by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic.

The Asylum Whirlwind: Where Are We Now?

A conversation with Karen Musalo, the founding director of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) at U.C. Hastings College of Law. Drawing on her leadership in landmark gender-based asylum cases, Ms. Musalo discussed the barriers currently facing asylum-seekers at the border and inside the United States. She also addressed the ways in which these barriers reflect historical trends in restricting access to asylum.

Laurence Helfer | Derogations from Human Rights Treaties During Covid 19

Numerous governments have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by declaring states of
emergency and restricting individual liberties protected by international law. However, many
more states have adopted emergency measures than have formally derogated from human rights
conventions. This discussion critically evaluates the existing system of human rights
treaty derogations. It analyzes the system’s problems, identifies recent developments that have
exacerbated these problems, and proposes a range of reforms in five areas—embeddedness,

Tina Huang & Kurt Tjossem | Food Insecurity, Climate Change, and Human Rights

Tina Huang, Research Analyst, World Resources Institute, and Kurt Tjossem, Regional Vice President, Horn and East Africa, International Rescue Committee, discuss food security and climactic factors. The program is moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Clinical Professor of Law (Teaching) and Supervising Attorney, International Human Rights Clinic.

Aruna Kashyap & Achal Prabhala | Human Rights and the COVID Vaccine: Distribution and Access

This discussion features Aruna Kashyap, Senior Counsel, Business and Human Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, and Achal Prabhala, Coordinator, AccessIBSA project and Fellow at the Shuttleworth Foundation. The program is moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Clinical Professor of Law (Teaching) and Supervising Attorney, International Human Rights Clinic.

Global Financial Markets Center | Preventing an Eviction Crisis

There is an imminent eviction tsunami as a result of the lapsing at year-end 2020 of Covid-19 related relief under the CARES Act and the CDC's eviction moratorium. Come January, renters will owe close to $70 billion in unpaid rent by the time it comes due, or $5,400 for the typical family that has fallen behind, and up to 8.4 million renter households, which include 20.1 million individual renters, could experience an eviction filing. This event will bring together housing experts and policymakers to discuss the coming eviction crisis and propose bipartisan policy interventions.

Fábio Amado De Souza Barretto & Irmina Pacho | Access to Health Care in Prisons during the Pandemic

Fábio Amado De Souza Barretto, Brazilian public defender and head of the human rights department at the public defense office in Rio de Janeiro (Defensoria Publica do Estado do Rio de Janeiro) & Irmina Pacho, Associate Legal Officer, Litigation Team, Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) discusses the right to health care in prisons in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. De Souza Barretto will discuss a case filed in Brazil on behalf of prisoners, and Ms.

Carolina Solano & Claret Vargas | Torture Victim Protection Act Litigation

Carolina Solano, Researcher, Colombian Truth Commission, and former International Litigation Coordinator at the Colombian Commission of Jurists, and Claret Vargas, Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA), discuss litigating civil human rights cases in U.S. federal courts, primarily under the Torture Victim Protection Act, against U.S.-based perpetrators for atrocity crimes perpetrated abroad. Using the example of litigation on behalf of Colombian clients, extradited human rights perpetrators currently in U.S.