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Human Rights in Practice with Prof. Surya Deva: The Right to Housing and Corporate Responsibility

Join us for a discussion on business and human rights with Dr. Surya Deva. In this talk, Professor Deva will discuss the duty of states as well as the responsibility of corporations in relation to the right to housing in the context of privatization and financialization of housing.  He will draw on the relevant international human rights standards (both hard and soft norms) as well as communications on this issue sent by the United Nations Special Procedures to, among others, the Government of the United States of America and Blackstone Group in March 2019.

This talk will be moderated by Professor Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Senior Lecturing Fellow and Supervising Attorney, Duke International Human Rights Clinic. The program is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, which is sponsored by Duke Law’s International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. This event is also co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Human Rights Law Society, and The International Law Society.

The event is free and open to all—no registration required—but space is limited. Lunch will be provided (first-come, first-served). For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Surya Deva is an Associate Professor at the School of Law of the City University of Hong Kong, and a member of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights. Prof. Deva’s primary research interests lie in business and human rights, India-China constitutional law, and sustainable development. He has published extensively in these areas, and has advised UN bodies, governments, multinational corporations, and civil society organisations on matters related to business and human rights.  He is one of the founding Editors-in-Chief of the Business and Human Rights Journal, and sits on the Editorial/Advisory Board of the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, the Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law and the Australian Journal of Human Rights. Prof. Deva is an elected member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Constitutional Law.


January 27, 2020
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Duke Law School International Human Rights Clinic
Duke Law School Center for International and Comparative Law


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