Apr 03 Tue

Puerto Rico in Crisis: Disaster Response through a Human Rights Lens

12:00PM - 01:30PM Washington College of Law NT07

Why has the response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico been so flawed?

What could have made it more adequate?

What can still be done?

Hear from a panel of experts provide insight into the crisis in Puerto Rico by assessing disaster management efforts through a human rights lens. While the US has responded swiftly to the damages caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Maria, the relief delivered to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria has fallen short.  The majority of the island’s residents still lack power and access to potable water, and relief has been marred by delays that have led to death and devastation in the months following the disaster.


Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law

Stacy Fagan



Washington College of Law
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