SOAS University of London

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy

Human Rights Futures

Helena Kennedy (Oxford), Joanne Mariner (Amnesty International), David Mepham (Human Rights Watch), Jack Snyder (Columbia University) and Leslie Vinjamuri (SOAS)

Date: 10 January 2018Time: 6:30 PM

Finishes: 10 January 2018Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Book Launch

Human Rights Futures sees the world at a crucial juncture.  The project for globalizing rights will either continue to be embedded or will fall backward into a maelstrom of nationalist backlash, religious resurgence and faltering Western power.  In one collected volume, mainstream and critical human rights scholars together examine the empirical and normative debates around the future of human rights.  They ask what makes human rights effective, what strategies will enhance the chances of compliance, what blocks progress, and whether the hope for human rights is entirely misplaced in a rapidly transforming world.


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Human Rights Futures



​Stephen Hopgood, Professor of International Relations and Pro-Director (International), SOAS University of London

Helena Kennedy, Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford University

Jo​anne Mariner, Interim Director of Law and Policy, Amnesty International​

David Mepham, UK Director, Human Rights Watch​

Jack Snyder, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University​

Leslie Vinjamuri, Director of the Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice and​ Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Relations, SOAS University of London​

Organiser: CISD and CCRJ

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