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6.00–7.15pm, Tuesday 19 October



The idea of human rights has become foundational in our legal system. Rights also bridge morality and politics, and can underpin our sense of what it means to be human. But where do rights come from? Can non-human beings have rights? And does the rights model reinforce individualism? We discuss the advantages and limitations of the rights model and ask if we can think—philosophically, ethically, and politically—beyond rights.



Adam Etinson
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of St. Andrews
Yoriko Otomo
Writer and Research Associate in Law, SOAS
Lyndsey Stonebridge
Professor of Humanities and Human Rights, University of Birmingham



Danielle Sands
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Thought, RHUL





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