Christopher Newport University

Dr. Rachel Schoner -Can the United Nations help victims of human rights abuse push for reform in their countries?

Many victims of human rights abuse do not know that they can file international, legal complaints against their own governments in the United Nations. While little research has been done to understand this process, Dr. Schoner's research shows that civil society organizations play a key role by informing and protecting individuals who file complaints. Her talk asks: when a victim files a complaint in the United Nations, will their government respond positively and improve its practices, or will they be ignored? She shows that the answer depends on the active involvement of civil society organizations. This event counts for PLP and Honors. Click here to pre-register for the event. 

Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Gaines Theatre

Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution
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