17 November 2021

Human rights in times of crises: Resistance and concrete utopias #7

17 November 2021, 6:00 pm

Event series, May – November 2021

Human rights are a concrete utopia worth defending. But how to defend them needs to be constantly reinvented. As we find ourselves in a time of profound, global transitions, human rights actors need to refer to prevailing inequalities and the underpinning social questions. They must be fundamentally informed by decolonial, feminist and environmental perspectives.

At this last event of our series, we join prominent human rights advocates to discuss different aspects of a larger struggle: the encompassing reparations claims for German colonial crimes in Namibia, the legacy of slavery, unfinished decolonization, as well as the vibrant Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. How can human rights law be used to resist and counteract (post)colonial injustices? How are these movements broadening and intensifying their connections to human rights work and networks?

The event will be streamed live here, where participants can contribute to the discussion and ask questions via chat. Please register for each event beforehand.

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