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CESR to co-host event on U.S. human rights record at the UN


United States

CESR and partners welcome you to a side event at the 9th session of the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review in Geneva:

November 5, 2010, 13:00-14:30
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Room XXII (lunch provided)

The obligation of every government is to protect, respect, and fulfill economic and social rights. Thousands of minority families and individuals in the United States are facing foreclosure and loss of their homes due to the economic crisis.

In 2009, the number of impoverished people in the U.S. was the largest in 51 years and increased by 4 million people from 2008 to 2009. Freedom from want should fulfill economic and social rights, such as, the right to work and the right to an adequate standard of living.

Panelists include:

  • Radhika Balakrishnan, Executive Director, Center for Women´s Global Leadership
  • Ejim Dike, Director, Human Rights Project, Urban Justice Center
  • Sarah H. Paoletti, Practice Associate Professor, Transnational Legal
    Clinic, University of Pennsylvania School of Law
  • Ignacio Saiz, Executive Director, Center for Economic and Social Rights
  • U.S. Representative (invited)

Sponsored by the Center for Economic and Social Rights, Center for Women's Global Leadership, International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), US Human Rights Network and the Urban Justice Center.

Contact us for more information.