BLM and International Human Rights Law: The Challenge of Systemic Racism

American Society of International Law Proceedings 277-88 (2021)

12 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2022

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Zachary D. Kaufman

Boston University - School of Law; Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law; University of Houston Law Center; Stanford Law School; Yale University - Law School; Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Date Written: 2021

Abstract

On March 26, 2021, Professor Zachary D. Kaufman chaired the American Society of International Law’s Human Rights Interest Group’s roundtable, “Black Lives Matter and International Human Rights Law: The Challenge of Systemic Racism.”

The roundtable had two objectives. First, it drew on diverse social science research to explore the origin and operation of systemic racism in the United States that gave rise to the Black Lives Matter movement. Second, the roundtable analyzed how international human rights law obligated states to address these systemic problems.

Professor Kaufman’s and other speakers’ remarks were published in the American Society of International Law Proceedings.

Keywords: Human Rights, International Law, International Human Rights Law, Human Rights Law, Social Science, Racism, Systemic Racism, Black Lives Matter, Social Justice

Suggested Citation

Kaufman, Zachary D., BLM and International Human Rights Law: The Challenge of Systemic Racism (2021). American Society of International Law Proceedings 277-88 (2021), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4070741

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