24 January 2017
Eric Heinze, Professor of Law and Humanities at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), will speak at Cardiff University's Political Theory Research Unit on 'Do human rights require democracy?', 2 February. In this presentation, it will be conceded from the outset that human rights are not in any plausible sense universal, nor do they irrefutably hold any keys to a better world. However, given the recent prevalence of human rights discourses, a more modest, ‘hypothetical’ claim is certain: if human rights are desired, then democracy is indeed compulsory. Download the event flyer [PDF 277KB].