Shift of Power and Human Rights

The debate set out to establish an understanding of the structures of power through which human rights are both upheld and violated. Additionally, it sought to discuss how changes to international structures of power affect the way human rights are interpreted using the case studies of the two World Wars and present-day China.

 The debate was moderated by BRIAN MCQUINN.

Speakers

 Sir NIGEL RODLEY, Member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee

 Dr WILLIAM CALLAHAN, Professor of International Politics and the Research Director of the Chinese Centre at the University of Manchester

Professor GWYN PRINS, Director of the LSE Mackinder Programme for the Study of Long Wave Events