The establishment of the Commission on Unalienable Rights (“Pompeo Commission”) in 2019 prompted concern among human rights advocates and academics that the Commission could redirect U.S. human rights policy in ways that would be self-defeating and would create serious damage to international cooperation for the protection of human rights.
The Commission released a draft report last week accompanied by a ...
Join us for a conversation with Danielle Allen, Director of Harvard's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, and John Shattuck, Senior Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, as they discuss their common purpose of reviving American Democracy in the 21st Century.
Professor Allen has recently worked with The American Academy to release Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century. A report which lays out a case for renewed civic faith. It offers a set of recommendations for building a fresh collective commitment to...
Join us for a conversation with Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Bobby Kennedy and President of RFK Human Rights, Wade McMullen, Senior Vice President, Programs and Legal Strategy, and Sancia Dalley, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships to discuss Bobby Kennedy's legacy, the urgent work to topple systemic injustice in the criminal justice system, and the work being done to shift investor perspectives and actions to create a more just economy and society.
Kerry Kennedy | President of RFK Human Rights and...
According to Alan Jenkins, Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School, "it is time for a Third Reconstruction: a fundamental reconsideration of our Constitution, systems, institutions, and practices to uphold human rights and ensure equal opportunity for all." Join us in a conversation with Professor Jenkins to discuss how we can reimagine systems and institutions, and the leadership that is needed to move the needle on racial justice.
Alan Jenkins | Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School
In response to the public health crisis of COVID, India has imposed one of the most stringent and ill prepared lockdowns in the world, leading to a humanitarian disaster. Over 700 people have died unrelated to the virus but due to distress directly caused by the lockdown, such as hunger. Even as the state has flexed its executive muscle, activating police forces to enforce the lockdown with...
A conversation with Nicaraguan human rights defenders about the trials, triumphs and future challenges of people power in Nicaragua in a context of democratic decay, decreasing civic space and authoritarianism since the return of Daniel Ortega to power in 2007.
Amaya Coppens Zamora | Activist, Medical Student, Political Prisoner
Mateo Jarquín Chamorro | Assistant Professor, Chapman University
The killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, as well as countless black people has sparked protests around the country. Join the Carr Center for a conversation with Agnes Callamard, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. Callamard and other UN experts have called on the U.S. government "to take decisive action to address systemic racism and racial bias in the criminal justice system by launching independent investigations and ensuring accountability in all cases of excessive use of force by police."