Madoka Saji, standing, Catarina de Albuquerque, bottom left, and Leilani Farha watch the crowd before a meeting on the Detroit water shutoffs. Saji is a human rights officer for the Office of the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights, based in Geneva, Switzerland. De Albuquerque is a U.N. special rapporteur on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation. Farha is executive director of the NGO Canada Without Poverty, based in Ottawa, Canada.
Jose Juarez / Special to The Detroit News