Location: 9th Floor Convening Space at 500 1st
Date: April 9, 2024

Every day, environmental activists around the world put their lives and safety on the line to protect and promote our universal human right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment. It is vital and—sadly—dangerous work.

On April 9th, the Human Rights Institute’s annual Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights will focus on environmental rights defenders and what we can do to ensure that they are free to carry out their important work in safety and dignity. Featuring a keynote speech from 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize winner Alfred Brownell, the conference will gather activists and lawyers from around the world to discuss current and emerging threats against defenders, ending corporate attacks, and how to advance laws and policies to protect defenders. Please see our webpage for the list of speakers and panels, and join us for these important conversations.