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What next for human rights?

By Tom Nuttall  

To the LSE last night to hear Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, offer his thoughts on the prospects for the human rights movement in the 21st century. It was an open, honest and surprisingly stimulating talk.

Roth talked about how one of the most powerful weapons in the armoury of a group like HRW is its ability to shame rights-abusing governments into changing their ways by exposing their activities to wider audiences. The difficulty comes when the audience sees nothing shameful about the activities in question; nothing if not even-handed, Roth gave as examples Israeli citizens celebrating…

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