DescriptionIn the past decades, human rights discourse has become more common. We’re used to hearing of human rights as our “highest moral precepts and political ideals,” as one historian has put it. However, why is the idea so contested – and how can it be so contested when both lefts and rights defend rights ideas, not only in the U.S., but in Europe and other locales around the world (e.g., India and Brazil)? In this presentation, I will attempt to give an overview of the international human rights regime, why rights are so fundamental to all political perspectives, and how understanding that rights are “on our mind” might be the occasion for increased political reconciliation and understanding.
|Period||10 Dec 2020|
|Held at||Eastern Oregon University, United States|
|Degree of Recognition||International|
- Human Rights
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