International Human Rights and the SDG's

Event Name International Human Rights and the SDG's
Start Date 6 Mar 2019 1:00 pm
End Date 6 Mar 2019 2:00 pm
Duration 1 hour

International human rights principles and standards are crucial to achieving the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In this special talk, Associate Professor Dr Heli Askola from Monash Law will explore how international human rights instruments can be used to help assess the implementation of the SDGs, and how the Goals can be supported using a universal legal framework. In particular, Dr Askola will explore how the conceptualisation of rights-holders, duty-bearers and human rights obligations can be mobilised to build an approach to the SDGs that ensures effective implementation and accountability.

About Associate Professor Askola

Dr Heli Askola is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law  at Monash University. Her research covers human rights, cross- border movements, citizenship, migrant exploitation, trafficking in human beings and violence against women. She is the author of The Demographic Transformations of Citizenship (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and Legal Responses to Trafficking in Women for Sexual Exploitation in the European Union (Hart Publishing, 2007) as well as a number of other publications exploring, among other things, the intersection of human rights and migration, labour exploitation and neglected forms of violence against women such as forced marriage. She has provided expertise for various international bodies, such as the International Organization for Migration, the European Parliament and the European Commission, especially on migration law, international human rights law and trafficking in human beings.