18th January: Talk by Dr. Nina Reiners
Dear students and colleagues,
We kindly invite you to Dr. Nina Reiner´s talk Human Rights Elites: The United Nations, Independent Experts, and the (un)making of Inequalities on Wednesday, 18th January at 16:15.
The United Nations (UN) play an important role in addressing human rights violations. For this aim, member states have established monitoring bodies of independent experts to overlook the implementation of human rights treaties around the globe. These experts are nominated and elected based on their relevant expertise and their geographical background. However, the UN human rights expert system has been challenged as doing little to effectively address global inequalities. Critics point to the system as being elitist, reflecting and reproducing social orders at the international level. This talk will discuss how UN human rights experts position themselves vis-à-vis this critique when working to unmake inequalities.
Further information on Dr. Nina Reiner's work: https://www.ninareiners.com/
Please see the original poster attached. We are looking forward to seeing many of you!