Event Nov. 19, 2010 : The Human Rights Reshaping of International Regimes

Publish Date: 
Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Human Rights Institute, FIAN International,
the International Network for Economic, Social, &
Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net), and Rights & Democracy

Cordially invite you to...

The Human Rights Reshaping of International Regimes

Friday, November 19  | 6:00 -8:00 pm

Jerome Greene Hall Case Lounge (Room 701)

435 W 116th Street

New York City

Since 2007, a consortium of some 50 human rights-related NGOs, universities and institution-based individuals has been established to explore and strengthen the idea of "extraterritorial human rights obligations," that is, the obligation of States to comply with their human rights obligations insofar as their actions or omissions have an impact on the human rights of individuals and populations outside their national territory. 

At this unique event, well-known human rights experts and activists will confront their views as to how far this revolution in human rights thinking may go. They will examine its consequences in various fields, ranging from trade and investment to climate change and international financial regulation, and ask what these fields would look like, were they reshaped to contribute to the promotion and protection of human rights.

Keynote address:

Professor Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

Marcos Orellana
, Center for International Environmental Law
Human Rights Regulation of Climate Change, Toxic Substances and the

Professor Radhika Balakrishnan, Center for Women's Global Leadership

Human Rights Regulation of the Financial Sector

Katie Gallagher, Center for Constitutional Rights

Human Rights Regulation of Business Actors


Professor Peter Rosenblum, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Berstein Clinical Professor in Human Rights Law