leitner center events, “Can the United Nations End Racism?” Symposium on the Global Anti-Racism Architecture at the UN

“Can the United Nations End Racism?” Symposium on the Global Anti-Racism Architecture at the UN
November 1, 2022 5:00PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Fordham Law School, McNally Amphitheatre (Gabelli Business School Entrance) 140 West 62nd street, New York, NY 10023
Contact: leitnercenter@law.fordham.edu
Can the United Nations End Racism? Symposium on the Global Anti-Racism Architecture of the UN
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. ET
In-person Venue:
Fordham Law School
McNally Amphitheatre
(Gabelli Business School Entrance)
140 West 62nd street
Live Broadcast:
Zoom Webinar
About the Program

The Black Lives Matter movement; the events recognizing the 20th anniversary of the seminal Third World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa; and the global outrage at the murder of George Floyd have all contributed to creating momentum that has propelled the UN to renew and refresh its commitment to the fight against racism. To that end, the UN has added new institutional mechanisms that resonate with contemporary voices and approaches.

On the 31st of October, 2022, the UN General Assembly will hold a day-long session addressing issues of racial discrimination. Join us on the following day, November 1st, when UN Independent Experts will come together to discuss these important anti-racism mechanisms of the UN. They will be publicizing and reflecting on the new anti-racism architecture of the UN human rights system.

Moderator
Gay McDougall
Expert Member, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination; Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Fordham Law School Center on Race, Law and Justice and the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice; Fordham Law School
Panelists
E. Tendayi Achiume

UN Special Rapporteur on Racism

Gaynel Curry
Expert member, UN Permanent Forum on People of African Descent
Dominique Day
Expert Member, UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (Chair 2011)
Justin Hansford
Expert Member, UN Permanent Forum on People of African Descent
Justice Yvonne Mogkoro
Former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa; Chair of the UN Expert Mechanism on Racial Justice and Equality in Law Enforcement
Verene Shepherd
Chair of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
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