Roundtable on Human Rights


An exchange on Human Rights: Advancing the Frontier of Emancipation.

Greg Anderson

Greg Anderson

The liberal individualism on which human rights rests is less universal than the author implies, limiting the ability of human rights to be a force for a Great Transition.

Luis Cabrera

Luis Cabrera

Authoritarian and nationalist governments pose major obstacles to the human rights agenda, but the growth of regional institutions is a basis for hope.

Joseph Camilleri

Joseph Camilleri

The seismic power shift underway with Asia’s rise urges cross-civilizational dialogue about the relationship between rights and responsibilities.

Jonathan Cohn

Jonathan Cohn

A right to a clean environment is an important next step in the expansion and evolution of rights.

Riane Eisler

Riane Eisler

We need to expand human rights theory and practice to include human rights violations in the private sphere, especially against women and children.

Alice Froidevaux

Alice Froidevaux

Who are the global players that constitute the human rights movement?

Aaron Karp

Aaron Karp

The expansion of human rights in the face of relentless attacks from established hierarchies speaks to the power of ordinary people and an innate human desire for dignity and freedom.

Evelin Lindner

Evelin Lindner

Only with the globalization of an ethos of dignity and care can the human rights vision flourish.

Álvaro de Regil Castilla

Álvaro de Regil Castilla

Realizing human rights will be impossible as long as we remain trapped in the dominant marketocratic paradigm.

Noha Tarek

Noha Tarek

Multinational corporations will continue to violate the human rights of workers and communities until a powerful, diverse global movement holds them accountable.

Allen White

Allen White

Multinational corporations will continue to violate the human rights of workers and communities until a powerful, diverse global movement holds them accountable.

Kathryn Sikkink

Author's Response: Roundtable on Human Rights

Kathryn Sikkink addresses points raised by the contributors to this roundtable discussion.



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