Human Rights Implications of Hurricane Katrina:
6 Months Later
March 31, 2006

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The response to Hurricane Katrina spotlighted issues of class, race and poverty in the United States. Six months later, the Center for Human Rights held a conference to discuss how the rebuilding and restoration efforts for the millions of people affected by the storm have implicated human rights concerns. Among the issues discussed were how human rights concerns such as the right to housing, education, voting and work have been integrated into the rebuilding response to the Hurricane. In addition, panelists discussed the application of international standards for the treatment of internally displaced people. Panelists also related personal observations of what is left to be done and discussed the future of the communities that have been affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Sponsored by the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Contact: Hadar Harris, hharris@wcl.american.ed