The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

Partners for change at the intersection of academics and advocacy.


The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice has made strong efforts to explore the intersection of international human rights study and advocacy through the hosting of various conferences. The Rapoport Center also engages human rights faculty, staff and students in dialogue, reflection, and evaluation of the diversity of international and transnational human rights issues in which UT campuses are involved. The Center hopes to use these conferences to consider the state of human rights theory and practice and their possible future trajectories.

Inequality & Human Rights

April 7-9, 2016

This conference will consider whether international human rights law, movements, and discourses have, could or should engage with the problem of economic inequality nationally or internationally. Are human rights frameworks equipped to address economic inequality? Might their promotion foreclose other, more effective, vocabularies and strategies aimed at economic justice? How might human rights frameworks need to change to contribute to a more egalitarian world?

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Keynote Speaker Samuel Moyn discusses property and the history of human rights at the Rapoport Center's eighth annual conference Property Rights and the Human Rights Agenda, March 2012

Past Conferences