Rights and Their Translation Into Practice I (2011): Panels

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Panel Session 1: ESCR Overview - The State of Research on Global Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Presenters

  • Varun Gauri, World Bank, "Courts and the Domestic Practice of Human Rights." PDF (co-authored with Daniel Brinks, University of Texas) 
  • LaDawn Haglund, ASU "Test of our Progress: The Translation of Economic and Social Rights Norms into Practice" (co-authored with Rimjhim Aggarwal, ASU).

Discussants

  • Robin Stryker, University of Arizona
  • John Sutton, University of Santa Barbara

Panel Session 2: ESCR - Concepts and Measures

Presenters

  • Susan Randolph, University of Connecticut, "Making the Principle of Progressive Realization Operational - The SERF Index, an Index for Monitoring State Fulfillment of Economic and Social Rights Obligations"
  • William F. Felice, Eckerd College, "Linking Law and Economics: Translating Economic and Social Human Rights Norms into Public Policy."

Discussants

  • Marjorie Zatz, Arizona State University
  • William T. Bielby, University of Illinois-Chicago and University of Arizona

Panel Session 3: ESCR – The Role of Civil Society in Rights Fulfillment

Presenters

  • Paul Nelson, University of Pittsburgh, "Social Movements and the Expansion of Economic and Social Human Rights Advocacy among International NGOs"
  • Shannon Rivers, Akimel O’Odham Nation, Co-Chair, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), Global Indigenous People’s Caucus, 2009-10, "A brief history of the United Nation Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and its impact on the state of Arizona"
  • Hans-Otto Sano, World Bank, "Social Accountability in the World Bank. How does it overlap with human and ESCR rights?" (by SKYPE)

Discussants

  • John Hagan, Northwestern University and American Bar Foundation
  • Barry Goldstein, Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian

Panel Session 4: Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Rights

Presenters

  • Rebecca Tsosie, Arizona State University "Indigenous Women and International Human Rights Law: The Challenges of Colonialism, Cultural Survival, and Self-Determination"
  • Leonardo Alvarado, University of Arizona, "Prospects and Challenges in the Implementation of Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights in International Law"

Discussants

  • Daniel Rothenberg, Arizona State University
  • Barry Goldstein, Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen and Dardarian

Panel Session 5: Using Human Rights Law in Novel Ways

Presenters

  • Sumudu Atapattu, University of Wisconsin, "The Role of Human Rights Law in Protecting Environmental Rights in South Asia"
  • Doris Marie Provine, Arizona State University, "Making Rights Real by Not Claiming Them: The Case of Settled Immigrants without Status to Remain."

Discussants

  • Kathie Barnes, University of Arizona
  • Daniel Rothenberg, Arizona State University

Panel Session 6: Achieving Rights in Practice

Presenters

  • Heinz Klug, University of Wisconsin, "Achieving Rights to Land, Water and Health in Post-Apartheid South Africa"
  • Shareen Hertel, University of Connecticut, "Measuring Fulfillment of the Right to Food: A Global Overview and Grass Roots Insights" (co-authored with Susan Randolph)

Discussants

  • John Hagan, Northwestern University and the American Bar Foundation
  • Marjorie Zatz, Arizona State University 

Panel Session 7: ESCR - The Impact of Human Rights Instruments

Presenters

  • Varun Gauri, World Bank, "Rights for the rich, privation for the poor? The distributive impact of litigating social and economic rights" (co-authored with Daniel Brinks, University of Texas)
  • David Cingranelli and M. Rodwan Abouharb, "International Regimes: The Impact of the UN ICESR and Structural Adjustment on Respect for Cultural, Economic and Social Rights in Developing Countries" PDF Appendix (presented by M. Rodwan Abouharb, by SKYPE)

Discussants

  • William Bielby, University of Illinois-Chicago and University of Arizona Gary
  • Goertz, University of Arizona