David Keyes Speaking at Fund for Peace Event

May 10, 2012

Event: Advancing Human Rights Reporting

The Fund for Peace Event
May 11, 2012
10.00 am - 11.30 am
Washington, D.C.

As the global human rights discourse evolves to confront today’s challenges, there continue to be a number of limitations in the capacity of organizations to effectively promote and protect human rights throughout the world. These limitations include weak global compliance, uneven regional efforts, and the inability of human rights organizations to apply punitive measures or provide technical advice to actually address human rights violations, rather than just highlight them. Too often organizations may find themselves investing significant time reporting on human rights at the expense of concrete programs that can turn rhetoric into real, positive change.

In addition, the global human rights discourse continues to be challenged by those that argue that universal reporting fails to take into account local cultures or social values, and treats open countries more harshly than closed nations. As a result, while the global human rights movement has achieved much success in promoting a human rights culture through international treaties, laws, and institutions, progress in the implementation of human rights norms across the world has been much more limited.

This event will explore the current challenges of human rights reporting with the aim of developing practical recommendations on how to translate an increased awareness of norms into effective implementation.

Please join us for a panel discussion with:
- Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations; International Relations and Security Chair, Master of Science in Foreign      Service Program, Georgetown University
- David Keyes, Executive Director, Advancing Human Rights
- Jean AbiNader, Senior Adviser, Moroccan American Center

Moderated by Krista Hendry, Executive Director, The Fund for Peace

When and Where

Friday, May 11, 2012
10:00 am - 11:30 am

1777 F Street, NW
First Floor Conference Room
Washington, DC 20006


Please RSVP to Natalie Manning at nmanning@fundforpeace.org