Professor Bennoune Keynotes United Nations’ Cultural Rights Seminar
Professor Karima Bennoune, acting in her capacity as the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, delivered the Keynote address opening the one-day intersessional seminar organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on "Cultural Rights and the Protection of Cultural Heritage." The event was held in Geneva, Switzerland on July 7.
Karima Bennoune is an author, lecturer, teacher, and international law scholar as well as the first Arab-American to be honored with the Derrick A. Bell Award from the Section on Minority Groups of the Association of American Law Schools. In 2014, she was awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for her book Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight against Muslim Fundamentalism, now available in paperback from W.W. Norton & Company. In October 2015, she was appointed UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights. She was recently presented with the 2016 Rights and Leadership Award by IANGEL, the International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law.