Shaping Documentation and Advocacy Efforts for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights


Add to My Calendar Wednesday, February 12, 2014 12:00am


On November 12th at Northeastern University, CCR Advocacy Program Manager Nahal Zamani will present her research on the powerful psychological effects of violations of ecnomic, social and cultural rights. The documentation of civil and political (CP) rights violations, particularly of acts of torture that have typically been accompanied by the consideration of their effects on peoples’ lives.

The documentation of this stress impact was highly critical in advocacy efforts to build condemnation of such violations. Given the successes around broadcasting the sequelae of torture and other CP violations, this article will explore whether the consideration of the stress impact of economic, social and cultural (ESC) violations could aid as an ancillary advocacy tactic. Such considerations may serve to illustrate the gravity of ESC rights violations, compel political will and augment calls for social justice.

What: Psychological Effects of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Violations Presentation
Where: Northeastern University, Dockser Hall, 230
When: Wednesday, February 12th from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Nahal Zamani is serves as the Advocacy Program Manager for CCR’s Government Misconduct and Racial Justice docket. Nahal develops and executes CCR’s domestic campaigns and initiatives, including: challenges to the NYPD’s abusive use of stop and frisk and other discriminatory policing practices, authoring a report that documented the impact of this abusive practice on New Yorkers, combating unjust and inhuman prison conditions, and standing up for economic and social justice.

Nahal received her Master’s in Human Rights from Columbia University and while there, wrote on the need for the documentation of the stressful impact of economic, social and cultural rights violations. She also received her Bachelor’s from Rutgers University.


Sponsored by The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE), Northeastern School of Law.

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February 7, 2014