Empowering Citizens to Exercise Legal Agency:
Identifying Common Challenges and Sharing Strategies across the Americas
Prof. Lisa Hilbink & Valentina Salas
Friday, November 8, 2019
11am - 1pm
University of Minnesota Law School, Room 45
Lunch is provided
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Access to justice is a fundamental right and is crucial to the protection of all other rights. Yet across our hemisphere, from St. Paul to Santiago, vast sectors of the population lack the capacity to claim rights effectively. This workshop invites members of the University and community to share ideas and experiences on how to empower marginalized populations to identify and claim their rights. The conversation will be led by UMN Professor of Political Science, Lisa Hilbink, who is developing a community-engaged action research project on legal empowerment in Chile, with graduate student Valentina Salas. The workshop is free and open to the public.
The Human Rights Lab is an interdisciplinary space for faculty and students at the University of Minnesota to investigate and model ways that cutting-edge research can be used more effectively with NGOs, communities, institutions, and policymakers to reduce inequalities in the enjoyment of human rights. The Lab is jointly administered by the Human Rights Center (Law School) and the Human Rights Program (CLA) and funded by the University's Grand Challenges Research Initiative.