Lecture: “The UN’s Protection of Human Rights on the Ground: Dilemmas from Rwanda, Darfur, Nepal, Lebanon and Beyond” by Ben Majekodunmi of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on March 26th

Ben Majekodemi of the UN High Commission for Human Rights will be speaking on his experience working with the UN to protect human rights in Rwanda, Darfur, Lebanon, and Nepal. He will be speaking Thursday, March 26 from 4pm-5:30pm in 206 Ingraham Hall.

Ben Majekodunmi has undertaken human rights work with the United Nations for 15 years, principally with the the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, but also with UNICEF and the Department of Political Affairs. He has worked in Rwanda, Burundi, Darfur, Nepal, Italy, Lebanon, Geneva, and New York, among other places. He is Nigerian and British, and completed his university education in Britain and France. He is the author of “The protection of children’s rights in situations of armed conflict – the example of Burundi.”

This event is co-sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center, the African Studies Program, and WAGE.


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