- November 17, 2021
- February 04, 2023
On November 17, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted a Fireside Chat with the award-winning human rights lawyer Nani Jansen Reventlow. Jansen Reventlow, who specializes in strategic litigation at the intersection of human rights, social justice, and technology, shared insights into her path to becoming the person she is today, the challenges of her profession and the impact it can create in discussion with moderator Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner:
‘Strategic litigation is a marathon, not a sprint’: In order to pursue strategic litigation, one must be guided by ‘realistic optimism’. Understanding that optimism can bring about change while being realistic about the time it takes to achieve societal change. Progress that is made builds on past litigations that have built up over time, and while litigation can bring about bigger change, positive efforts outside of the courtroom are just as important to have an impact in the world. With our world facing new challenges and public awareness rising, strategic litigation remains an effective tool in the human rights, climate, digital and socio-economic sphere.
We would like to thank everyone who joined us in our lively discussion and particularly Nani Jansen Reventlow for her insights and time!