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Human Rights in the Age of Trump: Iain Levine in conversation with Michelle Bennett

Human Rights Law Centre’s Director of Communications, Michelle Bennett and Human Rights Watch Deputy Executive Director, Iain Levine discussed the protection of human rights at a time of great hostility and even greater need. Human Rights in the Age of Trump looked at how we address the assaults on international norms and human rights in the US, Europe and here in Australia. Iain and Michelle also talked about what role the media played in the US elections and how democracy and the rule of law protect the rights of minorities – refugees, Muslims, LGBTI people and others.

An audio recording of this conversation is now available: 

Date: Wednesday 22 March 2017

Iain Levine
Deputy Executive Director, Program
Iain Levine, program director at Human Rights Watch, oversees the organization's research and reporting work. He has particular expertise in humanitarian crises, protection of civilians in conflict, and children's rights. Levine's field experience includes more than 10 years in Sudan and Mozambique working on humanitarian programs with particular emphasis on protection of children and other civilians. He has also worked as Amnesty International's representative at the United Nations and UNICEF's chief of humanitarian policy and advocacy.