Cool Event: Miloon Kothari and the Right to Adequate Housing: Global Issues, Local Action

This sounds like an evening filled with much awesomeness. So excited to hear him speak!

The Dr. Richard B. Splane Lecture presents Miloon Kothari, former UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Commission on Human Rights, in a public lecture on the right to adequate housing.

When: Thursday 26 Nov 2009, 5:30 pm

Where: Liu Institute, Multipurpose Room

Bio: Miloon Kothari is a prominent international voice on human rights, especially economic, social and cultural rights. Mr. Kothari is an outspoken critic of the countries and institutions that see the neo-liberal and military/security policies as a means to achieving democracy and human rights. Formerly UN Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur on adequate housing (2000-2008), he is also the convener of the Habitat International Coalition’s Housing and Land Rights Network and a founding member of the International NGO Committee on Human Rights in Trade and Investment (INCHRITI). He has also been actively involved in works related to the human rights dimension on poverty, water and sanitation. In his work as Rapporteur he has also focused on strategies to ensure respect for human rights in post-conflict and post-disaster situations. Mr. Kothari is the author of the 2007 UN Human Rights Council Report on Adequate Housing in Canada

This event is sponsored by the UBC School of Social Work, UBC Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC Habitat Exchange, United Nations Assoication of Canada (Vancouver Branch), and World Federalist Movement of Canada (Vancouver Branch).

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