Type: Public event
Host: Ford School

Human rights in the post-September 11 world

Date & time

Sep 11, 2007, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT

Larry Cox, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA.

The war in Iraq and the fight against Al-Qaeda have posed major challenges to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the foundation for the global movement for human rights. Increasingly, to many critics the war on terror has become a war on human rights, providing cover and sanction for repressive governments around the world, undermining human rights globally and compromising US national security. Larry Cox, Executive Director of Amnesty International, will explain the key events that created the current situation, suggest what can be done to make the United States a credible proponent of human rights, and propose actions that encourage the rule of law and human rights around the world.

Co-sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the International Policy Center.

Interviews with and articles by Larry Cox are available via the Amnesty
International website.