Defending Dissent: Global Crackdown on Dissent

Defending Dissent: Civil Society and Human Rights in the Global Crackdown
April 13, 2017
Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights

“Global Crackdown on Dissent”

This opening panel provides an introductory, analytical framework on the global crackdown on dissent with specific commentary on the state of civil society within the focus regions. Presenters establish a common vocabulary on the various tools used by governments to silence dissent.

Panelists:
Melissa Hooper, Director, Human Rights and Civil Society, Human Rights First
Sida Liu, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto
Biraj Patnaik, South Asia Director, Amnesty International; Convener, CSO Support Cell
Ed Rekosh, Visting Professor of Law; Director of Human Rights Initiative, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Emerson Sykes ’11, Legal Advisor for Africa, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law

Moderator:
Sharon K. Hom ’80, Executive Director, Human Rights in China; Director, China and International Human Rights Law Research Program, Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights, NYU School of Law