Snapshots: Photojournalist & Human Rights Activist Constantine at Webster

| October 31, 2012

Constantine said people without legal nationality often suffer from human rights abuse including the inability to travel, work legally, receive a basic education and access healthcare. (Photo by Webster University student Taylor Ringenberg)

Constantine with Bill Barrett, Webster professor of photography and director of the May Gallery. (Photo by Webster student Taylor Ringenberg)

Greg Constantine, an award-winning photojournalist currently based in Southeast Asia, discussed the human rights issue of statelessness during a visit to Webster University Oct. 29.

Through his images and personal stories, he illustrated how this human rights violation impacts stateless populations throughout Asia.

Constantine shared that approximately 12 million people are stateless – they are not citizens to any country – despite the human “right to a nationality” that is outlined in international law.

Statelessness has been described as a “forgotten human rights crisis” that leads to exploitation and additional rights violations.

Year of International Human Rights

Constantine’s talk was an event in Webster’s Year of International Human Rights (YIHR) 2012-13: The Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Stateless Persons. The talk was co- sponsored by the Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies (the YIHR’s umbrella organization) and the School of Communications.

In the News: Constantine appeared on local NBC TV affiliate KSDK in advance of his appearance at Webster.

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