ISHR Instructor Co-Authors Article on Inequalities in the Sustainable Development Agenda

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

ISHR instructor Inga Winkler co-authored an article in the International Journal of Human Rights on inequalities in the Sustainable Development Agenda. The article, titled Leaving no one behind? Persistent inequalities in the SDGs, examines how disaggregating data can be used to monitor inequalities affecting marginalized groups associated with particular group identities protected by human rights law that are not receiving sufficient attention.

The article focuses on race and ethnicity, since racial and ethnic variables have been largely ignored in the first few years of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) monitoring, despite the fact that racial and ethnic discrimination are among the most prevalent and persistent forms of discrimination. The article also examines language, religion, indigenous status, caste and other identity factors associated with marginalization and calls for greater attention to inequalities and producing disaggregated data necessary to monitor, understand and address them.

Dr. Inga Winkler is the Director of Undergraduate Studies and a lecturer at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University. She teaches the Senior Seminar in Human Rights and International Human Rights Law, and she developed new courses on Socio-Economic Rights and UN Human Rights Bodies.

The article was co-authored by Margaret L. Satterthwaite, Professor of Clinical Law and New York University Law School and the Faculty Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and is part of a forthcoming Special Issue on "The Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights: A Critical Early Review" that Winkler has edited with Carmel Williams, PhD, a Senior Research Officer at the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex.