Defending Dissent: Legal Empowerment

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

“Legal Empowerment”

Legal empowerment puts law in the hands of people. This panel examines legal empowerment strategies and methods used by human rights advocates to strengthen the capacity of affected communities to identify, monitor, and defend their rights against the global crackdown.

Panelists:
Sukti Dhital, Deputy Director, Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights, NYU School of Law; Co-founder, Nazdeek
Vivek Maru, CEO of Namati
Mikhail Golichenko, Legal Counsel, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Pauline Vata, Executive Director, Hakijamii

Moderator:
Margaret Satterthwaite ’99, Professor of Clinical Law; Faculty Director, Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights, NYU School of Law