LUCSUS Seminar: Can Universal Human Rights Address Colonial Legacies in the Global Economy? - with Michael McEachrane
Welcome to a LUCSUS seminar with Michael Mceachrane from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights, Lund University.
Since the 1960s at the UN, formerly colonized countries in the Global South have tried to address structural inequities in the global economy, many of which are the result of colonialism. The most well-known example of this is the resolutions for a New International Economic Order (NIEO) that have been passed by the General Assembly with an overwhelming majority since 1974. None of these resolutions as well as many other similar UN resolutions have been adhered to by the so-called developed countries in the Global North, all of which except for Japan are either European countries or former European settler colonies. This talk will especially focus on one key philosophical challenge to addressing colonial legacies from a universal human rights perspective. Namely, that universal human rights are premised on the responsibility of States for human rights within their own territories, whereas addressing ways in which colonial legacies in the global economy undermines human rights seems to require expanded "extraterritorial" responsibilities for human rights.
The LUCSUS seminars are open for all researchers and students to attend. Due to the current situation with Covid-19 the seminar will take place on zoom.
LU Zoom meeting: https://lu-se.zoom.us/j/64034514790
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