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Secretary general of Amnesty International to speak at LSE

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Irene Khan, secretary general of Amnesty International, will give a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Wednesday 19 January. She will speak on The Human Rights Movement and Civil Society: the final frontier for human rights.

Human rights embody common values of human decency and dignity, equality and justice. As such they are the basis of our common security, but in the name of security, they are being attacked and eroded today. Irene Khan discusses how civil society and the human rights movement can be effective in a time where there is a crisis of faith in the value of human rights and a crisis of governance in the systems that are supposed to uphold them.

Professor Jude Howell, Centre for Civil Society at LSE, will chair this event.

The Human Rights Movement and Civil Society: the final frontier for human rights is on Wednesday 19 January at 6:30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This lecture is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

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Amnesty chief laments war failure (20 Jan 05)
The lack of public outrage about the war on terror is a powerful indictment of the failure of human rights groups, Amnesty International's chief has said. In a lecture at LSE, Irene Khan said human rights had been flouted in the name of security since 11 September, 2001.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4190029.stm| 

10 January 2005

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