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Law professor authors op-ed on human rights in Haiti

March 26, 2010

Jeanne M. Woods, Henry F. Bonura Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans, contributed a guest column to The Times-Picayune on Feb. 4. In the opinion editorial, Woods promotes a human rights approach to the re-building of Haiti after the earthquake in January.

“A human rights approach requires a focus on people's basic needs. It includes the construction of hospitals, schools, and agricultural infrastructure -- employing local people -- especially in the countryside, where the majority of Haitians live,” Woods wrote in the column. “It requires an agricultural policy that emphasizes the ability of people to feed themselves, rather than growing a single crop for export.”

The full article can be read here.

Woods teaches international law and human rights. She is the author of "Human Rights and the Global Marketplace: Economic, Social and Cultural Dimensions." For more information, contact Woods at woods@loyno.edu.

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