Trends in Global Human Rights Advocacy: Critical balances between global, national, and local, policy and culture

Monday, 16 July 2018: 15:30
Oral Presentation
Jackie SMITH, University of Pittsburgh, USA
This presentation draws from research on transnational and local human rights advocacy over recent years, noting the expanding growth of local human rights initiatives that are shifting the balance between the global and the local as sights of human rights struggle. This localization of human rights also has implications for understandings of national politics and citizenship and for the role of institutional versus cultural change. These varied “critical balances” will be examined in light of concrete examples from local and national (U.S.) human rights cities organizing, and the relationships between these local struggles and the global human rights movement.