Contracting Human Rights: Crisis, Accountability, and Opportunity

Contracting Human Rights: Crisis, Accountability, and Opportunity

Eleanor Roosevelt holds a Spanish language version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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  • Workshop
January 27 to 292017
Orfalea Center seminar rm., 2320 Girvetz Hall, UCSB
Alison Brysk, co-organizer

The second annual workshop convened by the Governance & Human Rights Hub of the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies: 'Contracting Human Rights: Crisis, Accountability, and Opportunity.'

This workshop will focus on global and local challenges to human rights in the areas of gaps, backlash, and accountability -- and new opportunities that point the way forward. The presenters represent a wide range of international scholarship from the U.S., Mexico, Spain, Austria, the U.K., and Denmark, with backgrounds in law, political science, sociology, history, and communication. Papers examine the challenges to human rights in a global perspective, including rights problems in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and the U.S. Additionally, papers have been selected which analyze trends across multiple issue-areas of international institutions, development struggles, humanitarian action, censorship and communications, discrimination, democracy promotion, human trafficking, counter-terrorism, corporate social responsibility, civil society and social movements, and environmental destruction.

This workshop is also supported through the Mellichamp Chair in Global Governance