People Power Movements and International Human Rights: ICNC Monograph Launch

January 25, 2018 - 4:00 pm

1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC
Welcoming remarks:

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

Dr. Maciej Bartkowski
Senior Director of Education and Research
International Center on Nonviolent Conflict

Presentation of the Monograph: People Power Movements and International Human Rights

Dr. Elizabeth A. Wilson
Visiting Scholar
Rutgers Law School

Panel Discussion:

Dr. Maria Stephan
Director, Program on Nonviolent Action
US Institute of Peace

Dr. Sean Murphy
Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law
The George Washington University Law School;
Member
UN International Law Commission;
President-Elect
American Society of International Law

Moderated by:

Dr. Maciej Bartkowski
Senior Director of Education and Research
International Center on Nonviolent Conflict

Please join us on Thursday, January 25, 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 (ICNC) “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.
 
ICNC monograph author and legal scholar Elizabeth A. Wilson will present her monograph and explore a legal framework for understanding the relationship between civil resistance movements and international human rights. Click here to access the online version of "People Power Movements and International Human Rights: Creating a Legal Framework" (free PDF download). A moderated discussion will follow.

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.



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