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About Chris Jochnick

Chris Jochnick is the Director of the Private Sector Department at Oxfam America. He co-founded and led two human rights organizations, the Center for Economic and Social Rights (NY) and the Centro de Derechos Economicos y Sociales (Ecuador), and was a corporate attorney at the Wall Street law firm, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.  He teaches business and human rights at Harvard Law School. 

Articles by Chris Jochnick

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Pauvreté et droits de l’homme : les tribunaux, avocats et militants peuvent-ils faire une différence?

Nous savons depuis longtemps que la pauvreté est liée au pouvoir et cependant les approches traditionnelles de la pauvreté faisant abstraction du pouvoir restent prédominantes. Le prisme des droits de l’homme et les outils traditionnels du mouvement (les droits, les tribunaux, les avocats et les militants) peuvent-ils s’occuper des problèmes sous-jacents du pouvoir et faire une véritable différence quant à la pauvreté? English

Poverty and human rights: can courts, lawyers and activists make a difference?

We have long known that poverty is rooted in power, yet traditional power-blind approaches to poverty remain predominant.  Can a human rights lens and the traditional tools of the movement—rights, courts, lawyers and activists—address underlying issues of power and make a real difference on poverty? A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on Economic and Social RightsFrançais

Can corporate campaigners tap corporate largesse? Unlocking millions for human rights advocates

Human rights advocates are loathe to accept corporate funding, even in pursuit of worthy initiatives. But companies facing human rights challenges are eager for credible NGO guidance and ready to finance it. How can these corporate funds be tapped to support watchdogs without compromising their independence? A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on Funding for Human Rights.

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