Humanitarianism and Human Rights: Book Launch and Roundtable
|Starts:||15:00 29 Apr 2021|
|Ends:||17:00 29 Apr 2021|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
The book, edited by Michael N Barnett, explores the fluctuating relationship between human rights and humanitarianism. For most of their lives, human rights and humanitarianism have been distant cousins. Humanitarianism focused on situations in faraway places dealing with large-scale loss of life that demanded urgent attention whilst human rights advanced the cause of individual liberty and equality at home. .
In this virtual roundtable, leading scholars who contributed to the book will probe how the shifting meanings of human rights and humanitarianism converge and diverge from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, and debate topics including violence against women, humanitarian aid in a genocide context, and practices of humanity.
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