On March 14th 2019, during the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the United Nations’ intergovernmental official commission that focuses on the human rights of and empowerment of women, Center For Constitutional Rights senior staff attorney, Pam Spees, will join the the International Fellowship for Reconciliation and others for two events entitled “Catholics for Human Rights: Challenging the Holy See at the United Nations.” The events will highlight the history and current role of the Holy See at the UN.
Theologians, lawyers and advocates will examine the effect that the Holy See has on rights-related policy, interrogating the present practices and failures of the HS to adequately address human rights of women and of young people, especially in light of current global abuse scandals situation, presenting a case for the removal of the Holy See from the CSW.
Catholics for Human Rights: Challenging the Holy See at the United Nations
Location: Church Center for the United Nations, 777 UN Plaza, Second Floor Time: 10:30 AM to Noon. Speakers: Mary Hunt, Virginia Saldanha, Mary Anne Case, Amanda Ussak, Kate McElwee.
Survivor Voices for Justice: Holding the Holy See Accountable at the United Nations
Location: The Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th St Time: 2pm-5pm. Moderators: Kate McElwee and Amanda Ussak. Speakers: Barbara Dorris, Carla Rivera, and Pam Spees.