Ensuring Affordable Sanitation for Rural U.S. Communities: Leveraging Human Rights Standards and Mechanisms

Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:30 AM - 1:30 AM

JoAnn Kamuf Ward and Inga Winkler will discuss their ongoing advocacy to address the national problem of lack of access to sanitation, which predominantly impacts individuals living in poverty, particularly in African American, Indigenous and Immigrant communities. This talk will highlight current advocacy strategies, including engagement with the United Nations and the Inter-American Commission, and the barriers to making the right to sanitation a reality in the United States.


JoAnn Kamuf Ward, Director of the Human Rights in the U.S. Project at Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute.

Inga Winkler, Lecturer in Human Rights at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights and Director of Undergraduate Studies.