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Professor Bennoune presents report on climate change to U.N.

News Posted on October 26, 2020

Professor Karima Bennoune, the U.N. Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, presented her report on climate change to the U.N. General Assembly on Oct. 22. In the report, Bennoune addresses the cultural and cultural rights dimensions of the current climate emergency.

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Karima Bennoune, Homer G. Angelo and Ann Berryhill Chair and Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law, 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 (W.W. Norton & Company). In October 2015, she was appointed U.N. Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights. She received the 2016 Rights and Leadership Award from  IANGEL, the International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law.