Restoring the Social Contract
Nearly 70 activists, peacemakers, and religious and community leaders from at least 25 countries will come together July 21-24 for the Carter Center’s annual Human Rights Defenders Forum to discuss “Restoring Faith in Freedom.” Topics will include economic and social rights, building faith in institutions, strengthening the social contract, and the recent backlash again human rights defenders. The forum also will showcase the experiences of the courageous women and men on the front lines of the fight for human rights. Discussion moderated by Radhika Balakrishnan, with Graça Fonseca, Sec. of State for Administrative Modernization, Portugal; Ignacio Saiz, Center for Economic and Social Rights; and Soledad García Muñoz, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Argentina.