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On International Human Rights Day

After 60 years...why human rights?" - Public meeting on 10 December 2008

Wednesday 10th December, 6pm, New Theatre, LSE Houghton St WC2 (nearest tube Holborn/Temple)
"Men are not capable of doing nothing, of saying nothing, of not reacting to injustice, of not protesting against oppression, of not striving for the good of society and the good life in the ways they see it" Nelson Mandela (First Court Statement, 1962)

On the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) creating a global framework for the protection of the rights of everyone, and in this climate of multiple crises, we invite you to consider: do we really have human rights? What's right and wrong with them? Can 'rights' help us respond to the challenge of reconstructing society; so that justice, mutual respect and equality prevail? And if so, what concrete actions must we now take?

Speakers: Professor AC Grayling (on Surveillance), Andy Worthington (author of the Guantanamo Files), Vivienne Westwood and others. Q&A with panellists, followed by discussion on where to take the UK civil rights movement.

Also, everyone is cordially invited to an informal pre-meeting from 3pm Room H102, Connaught House building (LSE, on Aldwych) to discuss background info, action proposals and any other issues of concern.

Event organised by CAMPACC, the London Guantánamo Campaign, London Against Injustice and others. For more details on event email or check