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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Conference: "Property Rights and the Human Rights Agenda"

Fri, March 2, 2012 • Eidman Courtroom, UT Law School

This multidisciplinary and comparative conference will explore the ambivalent relationship between human rights and property and the extent to which the right to property might advance a human rights agenda.  The conference will begin with a keynote panel including Carol Rose (Yale University & University of Arizona), David Kennedy (Harvard University), and Samuel Moyn (Columbia University).  This preliminary panel will examine the history of human rights, disparate theories of property, and the relationship between property rights and development.
 
Panels on the second day of the conference will feature an impressive array of scholars from Africa, Latin America, and South Asia who will provide comparative perspectives on such topics as changing conceptions of property, the role of property rights in dispossession and redistribution, and the implications of private titling.  Panelists include Solomon Benjamin (Manipal University), Jorge Contesse (Universidad Diego Portales), Dennis Davis (High Court of Cape Town), Sebastian Elias (Universidad de San Andrés), Jorge Esquirol (Florida International University), Mekonnen Firew Ayano (Harvard University), Priya Gupta (Jindal Global University), Faustin Maganga (University of Dar es Salaam), Ambreena Manji (The British Institute in Eastern Africa), and Lungisile Ntsebeza (University of Cape Town).
 
The conference is free and open to the public.  Registration is encouraged and is available on the website.

For more information and a complete schedule, please visit the conference website.

Sponsored by: Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, Department of Government, Strauss Center for International Security and Law, South Asia Institute, School of Law, LLILAS, and others


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