Future of Human Rights - Washington DC
An international panel which included the Director of the Bingham Centre, Professor Sir Jeffrey Jowell QC, met on Monday, 21 April to discuss human rights law. They considered major successes as well as unaddressed issues in the human rights movement, the effectiveness of the terms used by the movement to inspire change, and alternative frameworks. They also discussed the contributions of the late Professor Ronald Dworkin in human rights debates.
Other panellists included;Stephen G Breyer, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court; Professor David Cole, Georgetown University Law Center; Former Chief Justice Margaret H Marshall; Robert Silvers, Co-Founder and Editor of the New York Review of Books; and Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty.
The event was broadcast on C-Span:
Watch Session One: The next generation's human rights
Watch Session Two: Lessons from the past, for the future
*Banner photograph courtesy of Rick Reinhard & Georgetown Law*