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Hi all, Three returning members of CESR's Emergency Mission to Iraq will be guests in a roundtable discussion on "Democracy Now!" this Monday morning, February 3rd, at 9am. Philip Alston, Elisabeth Benjamin, and Ronald Waldman will discuss the findings of the CESR research team, as well as talks held with the Iraqi government as part of the CESR Civic Peace Initiative. For more information about the CESR Emergency Mission to Iraq, please visit http://www.cesr.org/iraq On Thursday, Hans von Sponeck, CESR Special Envoy to Iraq and former UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, spoke from Baghdad to Democracy Now! about the Mission. That program is archived at http://www.webactive.com/pacifica/demnow/dn20030130.html. Philip Alston is President of the Board of Directors of the Center for Economic and Social Rights, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University Law School, Co-Director of the Academy of European Law, Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of International Law, and member of the Carter Center's Human Rights Council. He chaired the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights from 1991-98, and was elected to chair the Meeting of Chairpersons of UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies. He was appointed by the UN Secretary-General to report on the long-term effectiveness of the human rights bodies (reporting in 1989, 1993, and 1997). He is Special Advisor to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and a member of the consultative group for the World Commission on the Social Dimensions of Globalization. Elisabeth Ryden Benjamin, a Member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Economic and Social Rights and a specialist in public health law, is founder of the New York Legal Aid Society's Health Law Unit. She has conducted assessments in Iraq with the Harvard Study Team and International Study Team missions. Ronald Jay Waldman, Professor of Clinical Public Health at the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University, has worked in complex emergencies in Somalia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Albania, Congo, and Afghanistan. He is immediate past Chairman of the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association. "Democracy Now!" is a national, listener-sponsored public radio and TV news show which airs on over 120 stations including Pacifica radio stations, Pacifica affiliates, WBIX.org, public access TV stations, Free Speech TV (DishNetwork Channel 9415), and Shortwave Radio (Radio for Peace International). For information on how to tune in, please visit http://www.democracynow.org. Listeners outside of the US and Canada can listen on the Web : Streaming LIVE on WBIX, www.wbix.org, 9AM(EST) or listen to the day's show and all the web archives at www.webactive.com (daily show posted by 3 PM EST). Peace, Jacob ________________________________ Jacob Park Center for Economic and Social Rights Emergency Campaign on Iraq http://www.cesr.org/iraq 162 Montague St., 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 t: 718.237.9145 x21 f: 718.237.9147 m: 646.643.7275 ________________________________ _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk