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Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute releases report on 2018 CLE Symposium

Apr 3, 2019

The Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute (HRI) has recently released a report on its 15th annual CLE Symposium on Human Rights in the United States entitled “Advancing Racial Justice and Human Rights: Rights-Based Strategies for the Current Era.” The US Human Rights Network congratulates the HRI for its continued success to promote and train the legal community on human rights through its annual CLE.

The 2018 Symposium was designed to develop US lawyers’ understanding of opportunities and challenges in implementing human rights principles of non-discrimination, equality, and participation. The report highlights key takeaways and themes from the Symposium, drawing from speakers’ remarks and lessons from their advocacy work. The report serves as a basic human rights primer, describing core human rights principles relevant to advancing racial justice in the United States, and also highlights ways that human rights standards and strategies are being used to advance fundamental principles of equality and non-discrimination. 

The Institute's Human Rights in the U.S. Project builds the capacity of US lawyers, policymakers, and advocates to incorporate a human rights framework into domestic social justice advocacy efforts. The HRI builds networks, facilitates trainings, conducts educational outreach, and promotes coordination among progressive public policy and advocacy groups. 

The USHRN is pleased to be a co-sponsor of the Institute’s upcoming CLE, to take place on April 12, 2019. The Network is proud of our partnership with the HRI through which we aim to highlight the cases, voices, experiences, and strategies for resistance of human rights leaders who are directly impacted by human rights violations.



Read the report: "Advancing Racial Justice and Human Rights: Rights-Based Strategies for the Current Era"

Link to the 2019 CLE Symposium event description