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Human rights without humanism

Foucault and the Politics of RightsIs it possible to be a human rights advocate if you don’t believe in humanity? Read Ben Golder’s musings on human rights without humanism, and how Foucault (skivvy clad but unencumbered by morals) horrified Chomsky in the 1970s, but came to endorse ‘the twentieth century’s master moral universalist discourse: human rights’, in this Stanford University Press blog. And then read the introduction to Ben’s recently released book, Foucault and the Politics of Rights. Congratulations on the release Ben!

New scholarship in human rights and social justice

CIGJ Artwork copyExpressions of interest are invited for a new three year full time PhD scholarship at the CIGJ in human rights and social justice. Thesis proposals dealing with the implementation of international human rights standards at local, regional or international levels are particularly welcome.

For further information or to discuss the role of PhD scholar, contact CIGJ Director, Professor Hilary Charlesworth: hilary.charlesworth@anu.edu.au. Applicants are encouraged to contact Hilary to discuss their proposal before submitting an expression of interest. More information on the scholarship is available here.

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