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Land Rights is the Human Rights Issue of the 21st Century

As part of the 12th PHRGE Human Rights Institute, Chris Jochnick, President and CEO of Landesa, will deliver this keynote address on the importance of access to land to human well-being. 

PHRGE Human Rights Institute

On December 7 - 8, 2017, the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) will host its 12th annual Human Rights Institute at Northeastern University School of Law. The PHRGE Institute convenes scholars, advocates and activists to explore a pressing human rights issue from a human rights perspective. This year’s Institute will focus on land rights and will pay special attention to proposals to develop a Land Tenure Security Index as a tool to help vulnerable rural populations secure their land tenure. PHRGE Visiting Scholar, Alfred Brownell, will host the 2017 institute. Mr. Brownell is a Liberian human rights lawyer who founded Green Advocates, Liberia, and has worked extensively on human rights and environmental law at national, regional and international levels.

Contact Elizabeth Ennen (e.ennen@northeastern.edu) or 617-373-8194 for more information 


Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Dockser Hall, 250 65 Forsyth Street

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School of Law, Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE)







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Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy

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