Peter Tatchell: The international community has failed Syria

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Peter Tatchell: The international community has failed Syria

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John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus


The 2017 Nabeel Hamdi Lecture, presented by CENDEP the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice, and the Oxford Human Rights Festival. Emeritus Professor Nabeel Hamdi is the founder of the MA in Development and Emergency Practice and long term director of CENDEP and one of the most distinguished academics in our field. On his retirement from Oxford Brookes he set up the Nabeel Hamdi Lecture series. We are honoured to welcome human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell to deliver this year's lecture.

The international community has failed Syria 

Peter Tatchell discusses the flaws and limits of international human rights law in relation to the conflict in Syria. He will look at some of the options that could have been used to defuse the war and save lives, but were not actioned by the UN or any countries. This failure points to the need to reform international human rights law and create improved mechanisms for its enforcement. 

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