Erin Daly - Purpose

Erin Daly - Purpose

About the speaker

Erin Daly is the Founder and Executive Director of Dignity Rights International, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing and protecting human dignity and the dignity rights of vulnerable people throughout the world through education, advocacy, and litigation. Current projects include work with the International Organization for Migration to develop a framework on Migration with Dignity, a partnership with the American Bar Association to bring dignity to the practice of law, and litigation and advocacy to protect kids who live in the poorest area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti from the environmental pollution that surrounds them, harming their mental and physical health and threatening their sense of dignity.

Erin is Professor of Law at Widener University Delaware Law, where she also served as Interim Dean. Her research lies at the intersection of human and environmental rights and focuses especially on the right to dignity. She is the author of Dignity Rights: Courts, Constitutions, and the Worth of the Human Person (University of Pennsylvania Press 2d ed. 2020) and Advanced Introduction: Human Dignity and Law (Edward Elgar, 2020). She has also co-published numerous books on environmental human rights and transitional justice and has lectured throughout the world on these themes. She is currently working on the first textbook for lawyers and law students on the right to dignity.

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