The Backlash to Human Rights: Strategies and Impact
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:30 PM

This presentation will overview the backlash to human rights, including how certain groups have influenced and shaped international law and impacted the dialogue with regards to universal human rights. This includes how those rights are protected, promoted and enforced, with a particular focus on women’s rights and LGBTQ rights. The presentation will address the efforts by certain groups to impede the ratification and implementation of The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (i.e., Istanbul Convention) in Europe and will address efforts by civil society to counteract the influence of these groups.
This program is approved for 1.0 PP/PM Credits in New York, for 1.0 General Credits in New Jersey, for 1.0 General Credit in California, and for 1.0 General Credit in Texas. Virginia credit will be sought upon request. This program is approved in NY for transitional and non-transitional attorneys (appropriate for both newly-admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys).
Cost: Free
When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
            Registration, Drinks and Hors d'oeuvres: 5:30 – 5:45 p.m.
            Program: 5:45 – 7:00 p.m. 
             One Bryant Park
             Floor 44
             New York, NY 10036
New York
Director, Women’s Human Rights Program,
The Advocates for 
Human Rights
Karen Bridges
Staff Attorney
The Advocates for 
Human Rights