Human Rights Implications of Hurricane Katrina:
6 Months Later

March 31

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, it is time to assess how the rebuilding and restoration efforts for the millions of people affected by the storm have implicated human rights concerns. Among the issues to be discussed will be 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 will discuss the application of international standards for the treatment of internally displaced people. Panelists will also relate personal observations of what is left to be done and will discuss 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.edu