Julian Falconer has the honour of presenting at Northwestern University’s annual Human Rights Conference: the largest student-run, student-attended human rights conference in the United States

Evanston, Illinois –

Julian Falconer has the honour of presenting on a panel at the Northwestern University Community for Human Rights (NUCHR)’s 18th Annual Conference, held virtually on January 24, 2021. This student-led conference brings together human rights advocates representing a cross-section of grassroots social justice movements, leading academic thinkers/writers, and North America’s most esteemed human rights lawyers. The NUCHR is the largest student-run, student-attended human rights conference in the United States.

NUCHR’s 18th Conference seeks to offer an overview of the status of human rights fights and fighters, to see what tools they use, how they organize themselves, and the strategies they use. The conference features one keynote, three panels focused on different aspects of the fight for human rights, and an activist workshop to enable delegates to use what they learn during the conference.

Julian will be appearing at the conference’s concluding panel, “Human Rights and the Law.” Julian is described by the panel literature as one of North America’s top constitutional and human rights lawyers  He is honoured to share a virtual stage with esteemed panelists Trinh Tran from the International Refugee Assistance Project, Sharlyn Grace from the Chicago Community Bond Fund, and Dr. Karen Alter, co-director of the Research Group on Global Capitalism and Law at Northwestern. They will be discussing the intersection between social justice and the law, and sharing their experiences at the vanguard of human rights advocacy.

FREE Registration, here: https://northwestern.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zDyHFy_sSVq79TrMnzXFzw

For a preview of the Conference, see: https://youtu.be/OMx0BGTTPLU

Panel Details: January 24, 2021, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Human Rights and the Law: change, break, or enforce?
Sometimes human rights movements use the law as a vehicle to pursue their agendas. Sometimes they deliberately disobey the law to pursue their agendas. Whether it be through civil disobedience or enacting reform, human rights activists across many different movements have used the laws in different and creative ways to pursue objectives. The experts in this panel will join together to explore the different ways which the law can be used, and how certain strategies may be better suited for specific movements.

Read more about the NUCHR here: https://www.nuhumanrights.com/2021-conference

Please see the NUCHR 2021 Handbook here: NUCHR 2021 Delegate Handbook

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