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The Unheard Truth: Poverty and Human Rights

Irene Khan
In conversation with David Kaye, Executive Director, UCLA School of Law International Human Rights Program
Co-presented with The Vesper Society
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
01:14:18
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Episode Summary
Khan--the first woman, first Asian, and first Muslim to serve as the Secretary General of Amnesty International--sheds a much needed light on the rights and powerlessness of the poor.

Participant(s) Bio
Irene Khan, the first woman, first Asian, and first Muslim to serve as the Secretary General of Amnesty International, has brought a strong focus to socioeconomic rights and violence against women around the world. She spent 20 years at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and was appointed in 1995 as the Chief Mission to India, becoming the youngest United Nations representative. Khan was awarded the Pilkington "Woman of the Year" Award in 2002, as well as the Sydney Peace Prize in 2006.


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