LSA Submits Comments to the UN on the Linguistic Rights of Children
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 11:07am
In response to a call for comments, the LSA has provided Input to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the protection of the rights of the child in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The comments [pdf] were drafted by LSA member Michel DeGraff, who serves as its appointed Representative to the Science and Human Rights Coalition of the American Association for the Advancement of the Science (AAAS). DeGraff is also the Director of the MIT-Haiti Initiative and focused the comments on linguistic rights of children who speak Haitian Creole (Kreyòl) as a illustrative case study. DeGraff has been an outspoken champion for the language rights of children, having previously led the LSA's first webinar on this topic, in partnership with AAAS.