Prof Paul Hunt Gives TedX Talk 'Equality – The Road Less Travelled'

by | Nov 18, 2014

Prof Hunt has recently delivered an important TedX talk ‘Equality – The Road Less Travelled’

You can watch the talk here:


Human rights actually save lives, reduce suffering, and empower individuals and communities. Often we tend to justify the importance of human rights through moral, political and legal arguments, but perhaps we need to highlight hard evidence more.

Do Human Rights work? If Human Rights work, how do we know that they work?

Professor Paul Hunt specialises in international and domestic human rights law. He has lived, and undertaken human rights work, in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the South Pacific. In 1998, he was nominated by the Government of New Zealand and elected by the United Nations to serve as an independent expert on the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1999-2002). Between 2002-2008, he served as UN Special Rapporteur on the right to the highest attainable standard of health and, in 2008, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Nordic School of Public Health. He is a member of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex and Adjunct Professor at Waikato University, New Zealand.

Prof Hunt will be speaking for the Oxford Human Rights Hub on at 1pm at the Oxford Faculty of Law Common Room on  2 December 2014 on the topic of ‘Women’s and Children’s Health: Evidence of the Impact of Human Rights‘.  All welcome.

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