Chicago CLE: Human Rights Advocacy at the United Nations
Monday, October 16, 2017 12:00 PM

Monday, October 16th
12 pm - 1:30 pm

444 W. Lake Street
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60606


Moderator: Robin Phillips, Executive Director, The Advocates for Human Rights

The Advocates for Human Rights has led several delegations of pro bono attorneys and other volunteers to conduct human rights advocacy at the United Nations. In this 1.5 hour panel presentation, pro bono attorneys Angela Liu and Julie Shelton, along with The Advocates’ Executive Director, Robin Phillips and Deputy Director, Jennifer Prestholdt, will discuss their experiences traveling to Geneva to advocate before the Human Rights Council, treaty bodies and special procedures using international law. Panelists will describe how they used U.N. human rights mechanisms to enforce international legal standards related to women’s rights, the death penalty, torture, racial discrimination, and the rights of persons with disabilities, as well as the impact of their work on domestic foreign laws and practices.

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