Past eventUnder 35s Forum

Advocating for Human Rights in a Multi-Polar World

27 November 2008 - 18:30 to 20:00

Chatham House, London


Tom Porteous, London Director, Human Rights Watch
Chair: Dr Bonita Meyersfeld, Legal & Parliamentary Advisor, House of Lords



The speaker will discuss the challenges of human rights advocacy in a multi-polar world and will reflect on the lessons of working as London Director of Human Rights Watch. He will consider the future of human rights advocacy in the face of dramatic shifts in the global balance of power, economic recession, and the threats of terrorism and climate change.

There will be a reception beforehand from 18.30-19.00.