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The Human Rights Movement and Civil Society: the final frontier for human rights

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Centre for Civil Society (Department of Social Policy) Public Lecture

Date: Wednesday 19 January 2005
Time: 6:30pm
: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Irene Khan
Chair: Professor Jude Howell

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.

Irene Khan is the secretary general of Amnesty International.

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

For further information email events@lse.ac.uk or phone 020 7955 6043.


Transcript of Irene Khan's speech: Human rights and civil society: the last frontier (PDF)

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