Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Economic Rights as the Cornerstone for Building World Peace Through Law

Section Chair Marti Schmidt

Professor Joel Ngugi
"Economic Rights as the Cornerstone& for Building World Peace Through Law: Free Trade Regimes and Human Rights" was the lunchtime lecture today, put on by the WSBA's World Peace through Law Section,meeting at the Rainier Square Conference Center in Seattle, featuring Professor Joel Ngugi of the UW Law School.

In this time of economic recession, including high joblessness and loss of housing, his discussion the relationship between economic rights and building world peace through law seemed pretty on point.

Prior to joining UW, Professor Ngugi practiced law with the Boston law firm of Foley Hoag, LLP, as a corporate and international litigation associate. He also practiced law with the Kenyan firm Kariuki Muigua & Company Advocates. Professor Ngugi has worked with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and conducted research work for the Global Coalition for Africa/World Bank, Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) at Harvard University and at the Global Trade Watch Division of the Public Citizens, Inc. in Washington, DC. Adding soon to his body of over a dozen professional publications are two forthcoming works: The Curse of Ecological Interdependence: Africa, Climate Change, and Social Justice (in GLOBAL WARMING READER) and Making the Link Between Human Rights and Corruption: Promises and Peril (Proceedings of 2010 ASIL ANNUAL CONFERENCE).

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