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Canadians lukewarm about protection of human rights

McGill expertise in human rights informs survey by Trudeau Foundation
Thu, 2013-11-21 16:24

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Democracy, Human Rights and the Fragility of Freedom

International human rights experts convene at Echenberg Family Global Conference to address democratic citizenship and the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms on a global scale.
Fri, 2013-03-01 10:46

How do we bridge the gap between the theory of human rights and the complex social, political and economic realities of a turbulent and interconnected world?

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Human Rights Lecture: Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

Leading scholar of Islam and human rights Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im delivers John Peters Humphrey Lecture at McGill
Fri, 2012-10-05 10:54

Anti-government protestors massacred in Yemen during the Arab Spring; pre-election intimidation in Angola this past August; Shia clerics tried and imprisoned for blasphemy by Sunni-controlled courts in Indonesia in recent years. The list goes on. The problem with defending international human rights through legal means is one of logistics: who does it, when, and how? Currently, it is up to the state to define and implement human rights norms for its citizens. But when it is precisely the officials of the state who are violating these norms, is it not paradoxical to also expect the state to enforce them?

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
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