Leitner Center Participates in International AIDS ConferenceAugust 23, 2010
Representatives from Fordham Law's Leitner Center for International Law and Justice recently traveled to Vienna for the XVIII International AIDS Conference, an important global gathering for those working in the field of HIV/AIDS, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV/AIDS, and other individuals committed to ending
|l–r: Liz Wickeri, Joy Chia, and Libby Mooers at the conference.|
Participating Leitner Center faculty and staff—including Elisabeth Wickeri, Joy Chia, Paolo Galizzi, and Elizabeth Mooers—organized a training session for 25 community organizations who had been presented with the Red Ribbon Award, an honor celebrating the groups' outstanding leadership in responding to HIV/AIDS. The Leitner Center's training session focused on the ways in which these community organizations could engage international legal mechanisms to protect their rights and promote their causes. For example, Center staff explained how individuals who have had their rights violated might bring a complaint before a treaty-monitoring body or send a submission to a Special Rapporteur.
|Paolo Galizzi (right) with Representatives from Novices Aids Intervention and Rehabilitation Network (Thailand).|
Leitner Center Co-Director Tracy Higgins served—alongside notable human rights and public health activists—on the prestigious jury that selected the winning organizations.
The biennial International Aids Conference attracts over 20,000 people, including prominent world leaders, politicians, and businesspeople.
Contact: Stephen Eichinger