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International Law Conference Reflecting On the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Katharine Young

Katharine Young is an S.J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Law.  She has an LL.M from Harvard Law School, and earned a BA and LL.B (Hons) from the University of Melbourne, where she graduated with the Supreme Court Prize. At Harvard, she has been a Graduate Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, a Graduate Fellow at the Project on Justice, Welfare and Economics chaired by Amartya Sen, an Associate of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and a Fellow of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School. In 2006, she taught a seminar at Harvard Law School on Economic and Social Rights. She has also served as Consultant Scholar at the NYU School of Law’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, and as Assistant to the Project Director of Health Rights and Ghana’s Poor for Harvard Law School and the Fulbright Foundation. In 2001, she was Associate (Law Clerk) to Justice Michael Kirby in the High Court of Australia. Her current fields of research include comparative constitutional law, law and development, law and economics, and international human rights. Katie Young’s scholarly publications include “The Minimum Core of Economic and Social Rights: A Concept in Search of Content” in 33 Yale Journal of International Law 113 (2008), and chapter contributions to Incentives for Global Health (Thomas Pogge et al, eds., forthcoming, 2009), and Stones of Hope: Social and Economic Rights Advocacy in Africa (Lucie White et al, eds., forthcoming, 2009).


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