Date: March 14, 2018, 2:30pm-4:00pm
Location: Church Center of the United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10027 (Room: Second Floor)
February 19, 2018
In this alumni profile, Odenda Lumumba, Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Land Alliance and a 2016 Executive Training alumnus, provides insights into work as a human rights advocate specializing in land issues.
Date: November 29, 2017, 10:00am-11:30am local (Geneva) time
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
By Kaitlin Cordes
November 8, 2017
In this blog post, Kaitlin Cordes considers whether and how international human rights law recognizes a human right to land, and the ways in which land rights are inextricably linked to human rights.
Date: October 18, 2017
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Annex
Date: October 10, 2017, 12:10-1pm
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 102B
Date: October 5, 2017, 12:00pm-1:10pm
Location: William & June Warren Hall (1125 Amsterdam Avenue, NY, NY), Room L107
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, will conduct a country visit to the United States in December 2017. In response to his call for input, CCSI sent a submission focused the United States’ role in the international investment regime, and the United States’ international investment agreements (IIAs), noting… read more
By Nathan Lobel
September 26, 2017
CCSI invited UN officials, policy makers, civil society leaders, and academics to Columbia for a one-day conference to discuss the Global Pact for the Environment. The Global Pact aims to serve as a legally binding “umbrella text” for international environmental law that would establish a universal right to a healthy environment. Panelists presented their hopes for the Pact’s potential impact, including expanding human rights protections, influencing state policy-making, and catalyzing a holistic rethinking of other international agreements (like those on trade or investment). They also weighed in on fundamental questions for drafters and negotiators to address before the Pact is ready for ratification, like whether the Pact should be fully legally binding, whether it should use a narrow or broad definition of “environment,” and whether it should be designed for use in international or domestic courts.
Date: September 20, 2017, 8:30am – 6:00pm
Location: Faculty House, Columbia University, New York