The Challenge of Human Rights Advocacy-Professor Francesca Klug (LSE)
01 Dec 2016, 1pm | Room D, Law Faculty, Oxford University

What is distinctive about human rights  advocacy? Does framing an issue in human rights terms produce specific challenges? Does advocating for an ethical framework require us to think about our language, behavior and mode of campaigning? Can a scholar successfully combine advocacy and scholarship without fatally compromising both? Why  has human rights advocacy within the UK faced persistent challenges and a recognized backlash?  Is there grounds for any optimism in this scenario? These are some of the questions that Professor Francesca Klug will address based on 30 years of human rights researching, writing and campaigning within the UK.

A recording of the event can be found here.

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Professor Francesca Klug
Francesca is a Visiting Professor at LSE’s Centre for the Study of Human Rights where she formerly directed the Human Rights Futures Project for 14 years. She was an academic advisor to the previous Government on developing and implementing the Human Rights Act and was a Commissioner on the Equality Human Rights Commission. She is currently Chair of Freedom from Torture which provides rehabilitation and protection for victims of torture from around the globe. Her most recent book A Magna Carta for all Humanity: homing in on human rights was published by Routledge in 2015.