LGBT Rights as Human Rights: Recent Legal Developments in Africa Featuring Pam Spees (New York, NY)

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Date: April 23, 2012

Location:

42 West 44th Street between 5th & 6th Ave.
New York, NY, 10036

The New York City Bar Committee on African Affairs cordially invites you to a panel discussion, LGBT Rights as Human Rights: Recent Legal Developments in Africa. This panel considers developments in LGBT rights in relation to recent anti-gay legislation in Africa. These laws seek to criminalize any same-sex activity or organizing on behalf of LGBT people. Panelists will address the tension between these developments and the recent formal recognition of LGBT rights by the United Nations. This event is free and open to the public.

When: Monday, April 23, 2012
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 P.M.
Where: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.)

Register online today! Visit the New York City Bar Committee.  

Speakers:
BORIS DITTRICH, LGBT Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch;
BRUCE KNOTTS, Executive Director, Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office;
WADE McMULLEN, Donald M. Wilson Fellow, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights;
PAM SPEES, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights;
DR. CHEIKH TRAORE, Sexual Diversity Team, United Nations Development Program;
MALIKA ZOUHALI-WORRALL, co-director of the award-winning documentary “Call Me Kuchu” about David Kato, Ugandan LGBT rights activist who was murdered in 2011;
JORDAN BACKMAN, (moderator), Chair, Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights.

Sponsored by:
Committee on African Affairs; Committee on Civil Rights; Committee on International Human Rights; Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights; Committee on Sex and the Law; Council on International Affairs; Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice.