Wednesday, November 17th 2010, at 05:00 PM
Sciences Po, Amphithéâtre C. Erignac, 13 rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris, (3rd Floor)

In this seminar, Jeremy Perelman will present the essential findings of a collection of case studies and interpretive essays documenting and theorizing an emerging set of socioeconomic human rights practices in sub-Saharan Africa.

The seminar will focus on the following questions: why, how and with what consequences do many African activists call on human rights discourse, tools and norms in the face of seemingly intractable challenges of structural poverty? Can specific approaches to human rights practice spark sustainable institutional innovations in the delivery of social goods – such as healthcare, education, housing or food – that may begin to address development challenges in the African context, and beyond? The seminar will situate this set of questions in the broader context of the emerging role of law, and human rights discourse, in the post-Washington Consensus development and global economic governance paradigms.

Please registrer via Internet in order to get the relevant documents.
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