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International Human Rights Day Lecture

Human Rights Public Lecture

Date: Wednesday 10 December 2003
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
: Irene Khan, Secretary General, Amnesty International
Chair: Professor Peter Townsend

The subject of human rights stands at a critical juncture. 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? Standing right at the centre of the debate about the direction of freedom and human rights is Amnesty International, the organisation viewed by many as the conscience of civilised people everywhere. In this lecture, the organisation's secretary general reflects on Amnesty's record, its past achievements, the challenges of the future and how the organisation is facing the issue of human rights in a post 11 September world. 

Irene Zubaida Khan joined Amnesty International as the organization's seventh Secretary General in August 2001.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis. 

For further information, contact Joy Whyte on 020 7955 6428 or email j.m.whyte@lse.ac.uk .