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Human Rights in Practice — Law and Social Movements: The Turn to Law Reform and Policy Platforms in Today’s Left
February 20, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Thursday, February 20, 2020
12:30 p.m. | Law Room 3037
From the Green New Deal to the Vision for Black Lives, today’s left social movements are turning to law reform as a way to reimagine our relationships to each other, the state, and the commons. Professor Amna Akbar, Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, will discuss the possibilities and limits of these law reform campaigns to transform our thinking about law, law reform, and the work ahead to build a more just society.
The program will be moderated by Jayne Huckerby, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC). The talk is part of the Human Rights in Practice speaker series, which is sponsored by Duke Law’s International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. This event is also co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Duke Law Womxn of Color Collective, the Human Rights Law Society, and The International Law Society.
The event is free and open to all; lunch provided (first-come, first-served). For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.