The Role of Financial Actors in Human Rights Violations with Diana Kearney


November 28, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Please join the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR) for a thought-provoking and timely discussion with Diana Kearney on the role that financial actors play in human rights violations. 
Kearney will explain how private banks, individual investors, and multilateral development banks contribute to human rights injustices, including environmental degradation. She will then discuss both the domestic and international legal obligations financial actors are held to, international regimes that guide how to mitigate these impacts, and what tools advocates can use to push banks to stop causing or contributing to human rights violations.
Diana Kearney was a Visiting Instructor of Clinical Law and Telford Taylor Teaching Fellow at Cardozo Law's Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic from 2016-2018. She previously worked as a Legal Adviser in Oxfam America's private sector department, where she focused on corporate accountability and human rights abuses, strengthening land rights, and improving businesses' human rights performance. Her background is in international development and agriculture. Diana graduated from NYU Law in 2014.
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