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Human Rights Program – Dr. Sindiso Mnisi Weeks Talk
February 26, 2019
IGLP Sponsored the Human Rights Program for a talk by Dr. Sindiso Mnisi Weeks, Assistant Professor at the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Professor Mnisi Weeks discussed her work examining the “empowerment / dis-empowerment paradox of rights discourses” in South Africa–the most unequal country in the world. Her work examined how in this context of extreme inequality, the legal concepts of rights, security, and justice are interpreted by those who are socially, economically, and politically excluded, in comparison to those who form part of the dominant legal culture.