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MSU College of Law

Talsky Center Presents Talk on International Law’s Human Right to Food

Michigan State University College of Law’s Lori E. Talsky Center for Human Rights of Women and Children will host Dr. Ioana Cismas for a talk on international law’s human right to food on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. The lecture, “Food: You Have a Human Right to It—No Matter What Congress Says,” will be held at noon in room 471 of the Law College building.

 “To judge from current efforts by Congress to make it difficult for poor people to afford eating, you’d never know that there has long been an international human right to food,” said Professor Susan Bitensky, the Alan S. Zekelman Professor of International Human Rights Law and director of the Talsky Center. “Indeed, human existence depends on its fulfillment, as does a person’s exercise of all other rights.”

Dr. Cismas is a coordinator at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, a consultant at the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, and a former advisor to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided at 11:45 a.m.

The Talsky Center educates MSU Law students, as well as the broader community, about international human rights law and international humanitarian law. The center promotes human rights for all people, with a primary focus on women and children—generally the most vulnerable and, therefore, most easily victimized members of society.

Last updated: January 31, 2014

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