Amnesty Norwich to raise awareness of human rights for future generations with debate

Wednesday 15th May will see Rupert Read speaking at Amnesty International, Norwich, discussing and debating human rights for future generations.

The talk will discuss the need for considering the actions we take now in view of the potential for excluding human rights from the unborn future generations.

The debate, led by Dr. Rupert Read; Reader in the UEA School of Philosophy, will take place during Amnesty Norwich’s regular open monthly meeting from 7.30pm at the Charing Cross Centre, St John Maddermarket in the centre of Norwich.

Amnesty Norwich chair, David Huband, said “We like to include a talk every few months to introduce a range of topics to our members as well as encouraging a wide range of visitors to our open meeting.”
He continued “Rupert has been on our list of speakers to approach and we are very happy he is able to talk to us on such a thought invoking topic.”

Dr. Rupert Read, who is also the Chair of the Green House think tank, explained his reasoning behind the need for such thought and debate;

“Amnesty is the world’s premier human rights organisation. Human rights discourse is powerful and indeed virtually unanswerable, nowadays – but what if it tacitly excludes our children’s children? I will be arguing that human rights need to be extended to unborn future generations, and have a mechanism to propose that will make this possible. I look forward to discussing this idea with Norwich Amnesty.”

The Amnesty Norwich monthly meeting, which takes place on the third Wednesday of every month, is open to all, membership is not required for attendance.

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