What does Climate Change really have to do with Human Rights?

Nov 26 2019 Posted: 14:25 GMT

Watch the Philip Alston Public Lecture  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfNoIdsipuw 

Public Lecture

"What does Climate Change really have to do with Human Rights?"

Jointly organised by the Irish Centre for Human Rights, Galway, Ryan Institute, NUI, Galway and the Human Rights Committee, Bar of Ireland

Thursday 19th December 2019
Venue: Atrium, Distillery Building, The Bar of Ireland, 145-151 Church Street, Dublin 7
Time: 12.30-2pm 
Chair:  Hon. Mr Justice Frank Clarke, Chief Justice of Ireland

CPD 1.5 points available

 Event is free but you must reserve your place on Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/climate-change-poverty-and-human-rights-by-philip-alston-un-sr-tickets-83586610803

BIO: Philip Alston was appointed United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights in June 2014, by the Human Rights Council. He is John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and has previously taught at various law schools around the world, including the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Harvard Law School, Australian National University, and the European University Institute. Professor Alston has also served the United Nations in various capacities since the 1980s.  He was the first Rapporteur of the U.N. Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights from 1987 until 1990, and then chaired the Committee for eight years until the end of 1998.  During this period, he played a central role in efforts to reform and streamline the U.N. treaty body system and, as an Independent Expert appointed by the U.N. Secretary-General, he reported to the General Assembly on measures to ensure the long-term effectiveness of the U.N. human rights treaty bodies (reports in 1989, 1993 and 1997).  Between 2002 and 2007, he served as Special Adviser to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Millennium Development Goals, and between 2004 and 2010, as Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions.  He was also Unicef’s legal adviser throughout the process of drafting the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

All welcome!


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