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Rights inflation and the crisis of Canada’s rights culture

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 8:45 - 10:15

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Scholars from sociology, law, and political science debate an emerging paradox in Canada’s human rights culture: whereas ‘human rights’ has become an effective strategy for framing grievances, the increasing appropriation of rights-talk is undermining its transformative power. This interdisciplinary session is moderated by Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International (Canada).

With funding support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.