Law Versus Power: Our Global Fight for Human Rights
Where: Open Society Foundations–New York
224 W. 57th St.
212-548-0600 Price: Free
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Wolfgang Kaleck is a leading German lawyer and human rights activist who has spent more than two decades involved in the global struggle to hold powerful people and governments accountable for abuses. He is the founder of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) in Berlin, an organization partly funded by the Open Society Foundations that has prepared numerous important legal actions against politicians, military leaders, and corporations for crimes against humanity.
Kaleck will be sharing insights into the state of the global human rights movement, drawing from his new book, Law Versus Power: Our Global Fight for Human Rights.
- Wolfgang Kaleck, founder of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, currently heads the international legal team representing Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower.
- Jonathan Birchall (moderator) is lead communications officer with the Open Society Foundations.