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Release: March 9, 1999
Indian human rights scholar Upendra Baxi lectures March 11
IOWA CITY -- Upendra Baxi, professor of law and development at the University
of Warwick in England, will present a human rights lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday,
March 11 in Room 235 at the College of Law.
Baxi's lecture, "Voices of Suffering and The Future of Human Rights,"
was originally scheduled for March 25. His lecture is free and open to
Baxi, a former vice chancellor of the University of Delhi, is a major
theorist and activist of oppressed peoples. He specializes in the comparative
sociology of human rights and law, and science and technology and is currently
a visiting professor of law at New York University's Global Law program.
He has called on Indian government leaders to improve disadvantaged
Indian group's access to legal representation and has advocated stricter
legal consequences against those who commit domestic violence against women.
Baxi appears as part of Global Focus: HR '98, the University of Iowa's
commemoration of the signing of the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights in