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‪Twenty Years of Economic and Social Rights Advocacy



On 4 February 2013, CESR and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice hosted a panel event and reception in NYU's Faculty of Law to celebrate 20 years of economic and social rights advocacy and take stock of the challenges still facing the human rights movement in making these rights a reality. Speakers included: Philip Alston (Professor of Law, New York University); Alicia Ely Yamin (Director of the Program on the Health Rights of Women and Children at the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard); Manuel José Cepeda (Universidad de los Andes and former judge of the Constitutional Court of Colombia); Irene Khan (Director General, International Development Law Organization); Chris Jochnick (Director, Private Sector Engagement, Oxfam America); and Carin Norberg (former Director of the Nordic Africa Institute). The discussion begins after a short video introduction to CESR's work.