Rights and Humanity: Pioneering the Human Rights Approach
2014 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week
Thursday, April 3
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Busch Student Center 253 A
Sponsored By: Department of Political Science
Dr. Andy Price holds a PhD from Manchester Metropolitan University with a specialization in political theory, human rights and ecological thought and practice. He is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. During Atlas Week, he is a special guest lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Saint Louis University. The international human rights organisation, Rights and Humanity, is a multi-faith, multi-cultural international movement linking people from many faiths and walks of life and of various political opinions in order to promote respect for human rights as a foundation for global economic and social justice and human development. Through what it calls the 'human rights approach', Rights and Humanity aims to prevent and relieve human suffering by the translation of the norms of human rights and responsibilities into reality in public policy, corporate practice, and professional and daily life. In this talk, Dr Andy Price describes the work and achievements of Rights and Humanity and highlights how they tap into the as yet unfulfilled potential of the international human rights regime.