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WVU Law experts meet with U.N. Special Rapporteur

WVU Law experts with Advisor to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — When a United Nations investigator recently visited West Virginia, he heard directly from WVU Law representatives. 

UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston traveled to Alabama, California, Georgia, Puerto Rico and West Virginia in December. His mission was “to examine government efforts to eradicate poverty in the country, and how they relate to U.S. obligations under international human rights law.”

At a meeting in Charleston, West Virginia, Alston heard testimony from Valena Beety, director of the West Virginia Innocence Project Law Clinic; Priya Baskaran, director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic; Katherine Garvey, director of the Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic; and Jennifer Oliva, director of the Veterans Advocacy Law Clinic.

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