(Un)natural Disasters and Human Rights: Hurricane Maria and the Politics of Disaster in Puerto Rico
On October 24, 2018, the Western New England University School of Law's Clason Speaker Series hosted, as part of the Public Interest Week, a talk by Annette M. Martinez-Orabona on "(Un)natural Disasters and Human Rights: Hurricane Maria and the Politics of Disaster in Puerto Rico," in the Blake Law Center Common. Annette Martinez-Orabona is an international human rights lawyer and activist with extensive experience in national and international human rights protection systems.
Currently, her work focuses on community-based legal advocacy to improve access to economic, social, and environmental rights in Puerto Rico. She serves as Director of the Caribbean Institute for Human Rights, as well as Clinical Professor of Law at Inter-American University of Puerto Rico.