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13:15 - 13:55 26 January 2012
Lunch Hour Lecture: The Triumph of Human Rights: Dream or Nightmare?
Darwin Lecture Theatre - accessed vial Malet Place |
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom
Admission: Free and open to anyone on a first-come first-served basis. Lectures are also streamed live online or can be downloaded after the event.
Colm O’Cinneide, UCL Laws,
Since 1945, the language of human rights has acquired great potency and resonance. Human rights law plays an ever-greater role in national legal systems, and states are now expected to respect an ever-growing range of basic rights. However, a growing backlash can now be detected against the apparently ever-expanding scope of human rights guarantees. Has the concept of human rights been stretched too far? Has it departed from its core mission? This lecture will address some of these questions, and make the case for an expansive conception of rights.
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