News from the Center's Human Rights in Business Program

The Human Rights in Business Program Co-Director John Richardson particpates in expert panel on human rights implications of financial regulation

On September 10, 2012, American University Washington College of Law (WCL), together with the WCL Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, the Center for Concern, and Americans for Financial Reform, co-sponsored an event titled, "Regulating Finance as if Human Rights Mattered: Is It Feasible?."

John Richardson, Project Co-Director of the Center's Human Rights in Business Program (Photo: shown far right), participated in the discussion as an expert panelist, addressing questions such as: Does the human rights community has a legitimate contribution to make in the financial regulation debate? What obstacles do human rights organizations face in engaging in financial regulation? What strategies can be pursued to strengthen the impact of the human rights community on financial regulatory choices in the US and abroad?.

Other speakers included: Eric Tars, Director of Human Rights and Children’s Rights Programs at the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty; Rob Randhava, Counsel for the Leadership Conference on Human and Civil Rights; Daniel Bradlow, Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law; and Aldo Caliari, Director of the Rethinking Bretton Woods Project at the Center for Concern.