Distinguished Lecture Series: Asma Jahangir
Date and Time
Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
"Walking Together for Freedom"
This Distinguished Lecture Series event with speaker Asma Jahangir is the keynote address for the Breaking Barriers: What it will take to achieve security, justice and peace conference.
Asma Jahangir is a Pakistani human rights lawyer who served two terms as chair of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and was the first woman president of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan. She has fought to defend the human rights of women, religious minorities and laborers in Pakistan for over 40 years, both in and out of the courtroom. On the international level, Jahangir has served as U.N. Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Arbitrary or Summary Executions for the U.N. Commission on Human Rights (1998-2004) and U.N. Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief for the U.N. Human Rights Council (2004-2010).
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Joan B. Kroc Institute For Peace and Justice