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Human Right Futures

Human Rights Futures

Chair: Stephen Hopgood (SOAS)

Helena Kennedy (Oxford), Joanne Mariner (Amnesty International), David Mepham (Human Rights Watch), Jack Snyder (Columbia University) and Leslie Vinjamuri (SOAS)

Date: 10 January 2018  

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Start Time: 6:30 PM

Type of Event: Book Launch / Panel Discussion 

Human Rights Futures sees the world at a crucial juncture.  The project for globalizing rights will either continue to be embedded or will fall backward into a maelstrom of nationalist backlash, religious resurgence and faltering Western power.  In one collected volume, mainstream and critical human rights scholars together examine the empirical and normative debates around the future of human rights.  They ask what makes human rights effective, what strategies will enhance the chances of compliance, what blocks progress, and whether the hope for human rights is entirely misplaced in a rapidly transforming world.

tephen Hopgood, Professor of International Relations and Pro-Director (International), SOAS University of London

Helena Kennedy, Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford University

Jnne Mariner, Interim Director of Law and Policy, Amnesty Internationa

David Mepham, UK Director, Human Rights Watc

Jack Snyder, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia Universit

Leslie Vinjamuri, Director of the Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice an Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Relations, SOAS University of Londo

*This event will be on a first-come-first-served basis for seating, will be recorded and photographed.* 

This event will be followed by a reception.

Please register on: Eventbrite

Organiser: CISD and CCRJ

Contact email: cisd@soas.ac.uk