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18:00 - 19:00 3 November 2015
Human rights: early days or end of times?
G08 Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre |
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom
Mr Morten Kjaerum, former Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights and Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Sweden
Human rights are under attack from many circles such as governments wanting to withdraw from their international or regional commitments, religious communities finding the human rights concept contradictory to the faith based values and academics predicting the end times for human rights.
In parallel to a still more hostile meta discourse a mainstreaming of human rights in European legislation and practise is slowly taking root. National human rights bodies, regional mechanisms, and international follow-up structures are all contributing to turning the human rights landscape into an actual architecture. The CoE and the EU are core pillars in these developments in Europe.
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