Alan Jenkins Presses for Racial Justice in Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Alan Jenkins (’90), Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School, contributed to Harvard’s 2023 Carr Center for Human Rights Policy Report examining the legacy and future of racial justice advocacy in marking the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“Marking a Movement – The History and Future of Human Rights” Dec. 10). “Globally … racial discrimination and ethnic persecution remain rampant, including regarding the treatment of Indigenous peoples and migrants. The scourge of genocide has reappeared with alarming frequency in the decades since the Holocaust. And even slavery continues to exist. . . . Addressing today’s domestic and global racial justice challenges requires, among other things, building greater support and respect for human rights principles.”