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The Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law presents a book launch with Dr. Adam Etinson's new book 'Human Rights: Moral or Political?'.

About the Book:

Human Rights: Moral or Political? (OUP, 2018) brings together 30 distinguished scholars to address philosophical questions raised by the many facets of human rights: moral, legal, political, and historical. Its original chapters, each accompanied by a critical commentary, explore topics including: the purpose and methods of a philosophical theory of human rights; the "Orthodox-Political" debate; the relevance of history to philosophy; the relationship between human rights morality and law; and the value of political critiques of human rights.

At this book launch event, Anna Neistat (Amnesty International), Gerald Neuman (Harvard Law), and Baroness Onora O’Neill (Cambridge) will speak about the relevance of the volume to important questions in law, politics, philosophy, and activism today. Please join us!


Adam Etinson (Editor) is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews.

Anna Neistat is Senior Director of Research at Amnesty International.

Gerald Neuman is the J. Sinclair Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law and Co-Director of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School.

Onora O’Neill is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, a member of the House of Lords, and recently won the 2017 Berggruen Prize.

This event is open to the public and everybody is welcome to attend, though everyone must register.

A drinks reception will follow the lecture.

Seats are allocated on a strictly first come, first served basis. 

If you find you can no longer attend please cancel your ticket registration so that someone else can have your place.

Event details

River room, 2nd Floor, King's Building
King's Building
Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS