People Power Movements and International Human Rights


From winning freedom for slaves to achieving recognition of women’s rights, the real source of many historical breakthroughs in international human rights has been the bottom-up resistance efforts of ordinary people to collectively and nonviolently fight injustice and lack of freedoms, the Atlantic Council notes.

On Wednesday, July 19, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. a moderated discussion with International Center on Nonviolent Conflict monograph author and legal scholar Elizabeth A. Wilson will explore a legal framework for understanding the relationship between civil resistance movements and international human rights. This event will coincide with the release of a new monograph from the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict’s Monograph Series. It will take place at the Atlantic Council (1030 15th Street NW, 12th floor, Washington, DC 20005). Early evening refreshments will be served.

Co-hosted by ICNC, an international foundation that develops knowledge and promotes the practice of civil resistance, and the Foresight, Strategy, and Risks (FSR) Initiative in the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, this discussion is part of FSR’s continuing events series examining the future of democracy and authoritarianism.

RSVP by July 14, as space is limited. Contact Alexandra Di Cocco.

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