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Protecting human rights in an age of uncertainty

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Only a little while ago, the progress of human dignity seemed a given. Now there are times when everything - human rights, international law, democracy itself - seems to be up for grabs. Which way will the world plunge?

Louise Arbour, United Nations high commissioner for human rights, will give a public lecture entitled protecting human rights in an age of uncertainty, on Thursday 16 February at LSE. 

She will examine the place of human rights protection in the world today and consider the various challenges that the subject faces. The lecture will also appraise the performance of the United Nations as a guarantor of international human rights.

Louise Arbour has been United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights since July 2004. She was previously a member of the Supreme Court of Canada and chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

Professor Christine Chinkin, LSE, will chair this event, which is hosted by the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE.

Protecting human rights in an age of uncertainty is on Thursday 16 February at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all but a ticket is required. One ticket per person can be requested from the online booking form

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  • Public tickets: One ticket per person can be requested from the online booking form
  • Press tickets: To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk 

Press cuttings

Vancouver Sun
Human rights 'strongest weapon' against insecurity from terrorism: Arbour (25 Feb 06)
Reference to Louise Arbour, UN High Commission for Human Rights, speech at LSE. Also mentioned in Canada.com, CBC News, Brooks Bulletin and Calgary Times.
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id
=8cbd09f7-485d-41e4-aa95-e76565a70081&k=36543
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6 February 2006

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