Webinar: State and Local Human Rights Implementation

Thu Oct 2, 2014 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
United States

From the Global to the Local: Strategies for State and Local Human Rights Implementation


Watch this webinar and strategy session (recorded on October 3, 2014) on how to use human rights standards and principles to effect change at the state and local levels. Participants

  • Shared strategies for using the concluding observations to get forward movement;
  • Discussed challenges, opportunities and tactics for demanding change;
  • Heard examples of how advocates have utilized the concluding observations in their advocacy; and,
  • Answered questions about how to move forward after the ICCPR and CERD reviews.

This webinar aims to provide insight from a number of advocates, who collectively represent a range of issues, including housing, reproductive justice, immigration and detention, health and healthcare, racial justice, youth and juvenile justice, and more.  Discussions and examples will cover policy-driven and local, grassroots movement building strategies.

Presenters include:

Jamil Dakwar, ACLU Human Rights Project (ICCPR Taskforce Co-chair)

Katrina Anderson, Center for Reproductive Rights

Toussaint Loiser, Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign

Risa Kaufman, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute

Farah Tanis, Black Women's Blueprint

Angelo Pinto, The Correctional Association of New York

Vicki B. Gaubeca, ACLU of New Mexico Regional Center for Border Rights 

(image credit: flickr user newdimensionfilms)


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