Sunday, December 6, 2020

Human Rights Day 2020: A Lot to Address

The coming week will be full of events commemorating Human Rights Day, December 10, with more content available on-line than ever before.  Here are three substantive discussions from around the world to get you started:

Online events (Times are EST):

December 8, 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Please join the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for a panel discussion on Human Rights, Poverty, and Inequality, on December 8, 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. EST, featuring UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty Olivier de Schutter and other experts.  

Dec. 10 12:00 Noon

International Bar Association: Resolutions and remedies, from litigation to ombudsman, and international human rights Thursday 10 December 12:00 – 1:00 EST Zoom  This session will explore litigation and dispute resolution. We will look at cases filed against corporations for human rights violations in their international operations, such as the Canadian Nevsun case and the Apple case in the United States, and how other forms of dispute resolution may or may not be better for addressing such issues.

Dec. 10 12:30PM

UN International Human Rights Day Commemoration, December 10, 2020 via Zoom-York University, Toronto. 2020 Theme: Recover Better - Stand Up for Human Rights. This year’s Human Rights Day theme relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and focuses on the need to “build back better” by ensuring human rights are central to recovery efforts. We will reach our common global goals only if we are able to create equal opportunities for all, address the failures exposed and exploited by COVID-19, and apply human rights standards to tackle entrenched, systemic, and intergenerational inequalities, exclusion, racism, and discrimination. 10 December is an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of human rights in re-building the world we want, the need for global solidarity as well as our interconnectedness and shared humanity. Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 12:30 - 2:00 PM  CLICK here to register:

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