On April 26-27, human rights activists and scholars from over 25 countries convened in New York to discuss how legal empowerment can transform access to justice and make human rights real. The conference, titled Reimagining Justice: Realizing Human Rights through Legal Empowerment, was hosted by the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at NYU School of Law.
Activists like Ravi Ragbir, a nationally recognized immigration rights leader and Alex Chow, one of the key organizers of the Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Umbrella Movement, shared insights on building social movements that empower affected communities to engage in their own struggle for human rights. Other visionaries included Jayshree Satpute, recognized by The Guardian as one of the “World’s Top 100 Inspiring Women” for her pioneering legal empowerment work in India, and Gertrude Angote, the Executive Director of Kituo Cha Sheria, the oldest legal aid organization in Kenya. Learn more about the incredible panels and amazing roster of speakers in the conference program!