Rights of Displaced People After Natural Disasters

The panelists discussed ways to place human rights at the center of any future response to a major natural disaster in the U.S. or… read more

The panelists discussed ways to place human rights at the center of any future response to a major natural disaster in the U.S. or elsewhere in the world. The discussion focused on the rights of individuals and whether those rights should be made a priority in all governmental and public response plans. The rights considered included the right to protection against discrimination and exploitation, the right to equal access to assistance, the right to return to their homes, and the right to have their lives restored. After their presentations the panelists responded to audience members' questions. close

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  • Ferris, Elizabeth Senior Fellow and Co-Director Brookings Institution->Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement
  • Hardin, Monique Co-Director Advocates for Environmental Human Rights
  • Kalin, Walter Representative United Nations->Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons
  • Kromm, Chris Executive Director Institute for Southern Studies
  • Poteat, Linda Program Manager InterAction Coal. for Intl. Relief->Disaster Response
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Rights of Displaced People After Natural Disasters

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Program ID:
203594-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 14, 2008
Last Aired:
Jan 17, 2008

Airing Details

  • Jan 14, 2008 | 10:07am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 14, 2008 | 8:33pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 15, 2008 | 1:50am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 15, 2008 | 4:02pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 17, 2008 | 5:13am EST | C-SPAN 2
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