Human Rights and Values for Our Times

20/02/2016 7:00 pm
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Francesca Klug, Helena Kennedy and Susan Neiman invite us to consider what is distinctive about the ethics and practice of human rights, exploring such topics as Enlightenment values and what constitutes a just and fair society.

Helena Kennedy

Helena Kennedy QC has acted in many leading legal cases, including the Brighton Bombers’ trial and the Guildford 4 appeal. A Life Peer, she has received countless awards as an indefatigable fighter for justice.

Francesca Klug

Francesca Klug is a visiting professor and member of the Advisory Board at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE. Formerly Director of the Human Rights Futures Project and a member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, she is Chair Elect of Freedom from Torture. She has researched, written and lectured on human rights for 25 years, most recently publishing A Magna Carta for all Humanity: Homing in on Human Rights in 2015.

Susan Neiman

Susan Neiman is an American moral philosopher who has taught at Yale and Tel Aviv University. She currently lives in Germany, where she is the Director of the Einstein Forum in Potsdam. Her previous books include Moral Clarity; Slow Fire: Jewish Notes from Berlin and Evil in Modern Thought.

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