Panel: The Promise and Peril of Politicizing International Human Rights | Dignity & Development Forum

Friday, March 3, 2023 9:00 am EST

Featuring Charli Carpenter, Clifford Bob, and Kelebogile Zvobgo; moderated by Zoltán Búzás

Human rights can be politicized and instrumentally employed in pursuit of political goals that have little to do with human rights. A distinct type of politicization takes the form of double standards–calling out human rights violations by some actors but not others. Why and how does politicization occur? How frequent is it? Do accusations of double standards exaggerate the politicization of human rights or accurately draw attention to it? What are the perils and promises of politicizing international human rights? Join us on Friday, March 03, 2023, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am ET.

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Global AffairsKeough School of Global Affairs