UN Women - International Human Rights Day Special Event

Equal In Law and Life: Tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In celebration of tomorrow's International Human Rights Day, UN Women will hold a global virtual event to honor the legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.

Location: Zoom

To register, click on this link.

Organizers: UN Women, Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession, Stanford Law School Center on the Legal Profession, and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

9-10 am ET Panel 1: Equality in Public Life: The Role of Women Leaders in Transforming Law and Life

10-11 am ET Panel 2: Equality in the Law: How Feminist Interpretations of Constitutions Promote Equality

The Leaders for Generation Equality campaign, together with partners, honors the global legacy of Justice Ginsburg in a high-level interactive conversation with eminent leaders, jurists and others across the world on International Human Rights Day 2020.

The event will honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's global legacy of pursuing equality, on International Human Rights Day (10 December) 2020, by convening an intergenerational group of women leaders and advocates for gender equality for to reflect on the transformative impact of her work on equality in the law and in life.

Women leaders, jurists, policy makers, young legal scholars, civil society and others from around the world will discuss how women's leadership in jurisprudence and their interpretative work on constitutional justice can help alter the legal landscape in communities and countries where women and men experience grave threats to both de jure and de facto discrimination.

These transnational conversations will explore lessons and stories from around the world and reflect on the pioneering legal strategies that Justice Ginsberg adopted in particular her emphasis on interpreting the Constitution of the United States in its fullest capacity to allow justice to prevail in favor of comprehensive and substantive equality.

For more information and the list of speakers for the panels:

December 10, 2020 at 9am - 12pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Carin Elam

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