People Power Movements and International Human Rights

July 19, 2017 - 4:00 pm

1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC


Welcoming remarks:

Mathew Burrows
Director, Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative,
Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council


Elizabeth A. Wilson
Assistant Professor of Human Rights Law, School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Seton Hall University

Please join us on Wednesday, July 19, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. for a public discussion on people power movements and international human rights. This event will coincide with the release of a new monograph from the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict’s “Monograph Series”. It will take place at the Atlantic Council (1030 15th Street NW, 12th floor, Washington, DC 20005). Early evening refreshments will be served.

From winning freedom for slaves to achieving recognition of women’s rights, the real source of many historical breakthroughs in international human rights has been the bottom-up resistance efforts of ordinary people to collectively and nonviolently fight injustice and lack of freedoms.
A moderated discussion featuring ICNC monograph author and legal scholar Elizabeth A. Wilson will explore a legal framework for understanding the relationship between civil resistance movements and international human rights. More details about the event will be announced soon on the Atlantic Council’s website.

Co-hosted by ICNC, an international foundation that develops knowledge and promotes the practice of civil resistance, and the Foresight, Strategy, and Risks (FSR) Initiative in the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, this discussion is part of FSR’s continuing events series examining the future of democracy and authoritarianism.

Please RSVP by July 14, as space is limited. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Alexandra Di Cocco (