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Title

Why Human Rights?

Protecting Human Rights: Success Stories

Speaker

Mr. Stavros Lambrinidis

Dates

December 1, 2017

Venue

#115 International Studies Hall

Number of

Participants

(approx.)

70

Outlines

(up to 5 points)

The speaker aimed to cover some issues regarding Human Rights.

1.      Why does the EU focus on Human Rights?

-because the EU concerns about an empowered society.

-not a romantic notion!!--> are hard core politics

 Visionaryà major HR violation à hard-core foreign policy

2.      Why HR is unpopular?

-by design, it is not a popular concept.

-it exists in order to protect minority.

-minority conceptualisation setting can be varied.

-But, people should pay more attention.

3.      Are the rest fighting for HR?

-HR came from the West

-HR faces level of opposition in terms of level of application.

4.      Who are you to talk?

-Everyone is equally imperfect.

-litmus test of HR is not perfect.

-Whether or not your willing,…

We need independent agents (such as institutions and the media), who can raise and reflect HR issues.

 


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