Human Rights Initiative Program (1994-2005)

Overview

This program explored the ethical dilemmas that occur when human rights ideals confront realities on the ground. Through meetings, seminars, and workshops, the project looked for ways to define the parameters of this broad, interdisciplinary area of study.

AUG 2, 2005 Article

The Future of Culture and Rights for Bolivia's Indigenous Movements

Present hostilities in Bolivia are fundamentally a war over the representation and status of the rights of the country’s majority indigenous population.

JUN 1, 2005 Transcript

The Question of Torture

This distinguished panel explores the practical, moral, legal, historical, and psychological aspects of torture and debates "the ticking bomb" scenario.

SEP 24, 2004 Podcast

A response to Elsa Stamatopoulou's paper "Why Cultural Rights Now?" (9/23/04)

In this discussion of Elsa Stamatopoulou's paper "Why Cultural Rights Now?" Richard Wilson remarks that she takes a "mediated" or "modulated universalism" view on human ...

SEP 24, 2004 Podcast

A response to Elsa Stamatopoulou's paper "Why Cultural Rights Now?" (9/23/04)

In this discussion of Elsa Stamatopoulou's paper "Why Cultural Rights Now?" Richard Wilson remarks that she takes a "mediated" or "modulated universalism" view on human ...

SEP 24, 2004 Podcast

A response to Elsa Stamatopoulou's paper "Why Cultural Rights Now?" (9/23/04)

In this discussion of Elsa Stamatopoulou's paper "Why Cultural Rights Now?" Richard Wilson remarks that she takes a "mediated" or "modulated universalism" view on human ...

SEP 24, 2004 Transcript

A response to Elsa Stamatopoulou's paper "Why Cultural Rights Now?" (9/23/04)

In this discussion of Elsa Stamatopoulou's paper "Why Cultural Rights Now?" Richard Wilson remarks that she takes a "mediated" or "modulated universalism" view on human ...

SEP 23, 2004 Transcript

Why Cultural Rights Now?

Stamatopoulou discusses the destructive trends facing the world's 370 million indigenous peoples, as outlined by the Human Development Report 2004, concluding that it will take more than ...

JAN 14, 2004 Transcript

Indigenous Peoples and the Creation of an Inclusive International Legal System

John Scott, of the Secretariat for the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, discusses the challenges in achieving international protection of indigenous rights.

NOV 19, 2001 Article

Revisiting Humanitarian Intervention: Post-September 11

Should Rights NGOs Ever Advocate Armed Intervention in Human Rights Crises? Has September 11 adversely affected relations between international and local rights NGOs? What is the ...

JUL 18, 2001 Article

Bridging Human Rights and Conflict Resolution: A Dialogue Between Critical Communities

Human rights advocates and conflict resolution specialists working in war-torn societies share the common goal of constructing stable societies based on the rule of law, ...