January 29, 2014 12:00am
Wednesday. January 29, 2014, at 6:30pm
New York City Bar Association
42 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036
The New York City Bar’s Committee on African Affairs is hosting a tribute to Nelson Mandela and a discussion of his legacy, with a presentation by Advocate Tembile Joyini, Legal Advisor to the Mission of South Africa to the United Nations.
A hero has passed. Nelson Mandela was the father of South African democracy, which he created by leading the struggle for justice with fortitude and a commitment to equal rights for all. During his presidency, the South African Constitution, one of the most progressive documents of its kind, was adopted, as were other laws protecting fundamental rights.
This program seeks to both honor Madiba’s accomplishments, and also reflect on the legacy of his achievements now that his successors govern. Experts on economics, business and human rights will join the discussion to consider how Mandela’s hopes for a “Rainbow Nation” have been realized.
Ngisana Mngomezulu, Esq., participant in the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice’s South African Legal Fellows program
Vincent Mai, businessman and philanthropist
Danny Schechter, filmmaker and author
Liesl Gernholtz, Human Rights Watch’s director of the Women’s Rights Division.
Moderator: Elizabeth Barad, Esq., International Law and Gender Consultant
Co-sponsored by: Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, Alexander Papachristou, Executive Director, and the Committee on International Human Rights, Elisabeth Wickeri, Chair.
The program is free and open to the public.
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