The world’s post-Second World War system of global human rights faces historic and multiple challenges. Autocratic and elected populist governments are actively seeking to undermine international and regional human rights frameworks and norms. At the same time, new technologies are placing unprecedented power in the hands of autocratic governments or aspiring autocrats.
Can international and regional human rights norms and mechanisms be reformed to meet these threats or will they continue to fray in the face of geopolitical competition and domestic pressures?
This event is a discussion of a new Chatham House-Brookings Institution book, Reclaiming Human Rights in a Changing World Order. The book seeks to analyse these multiple changes and their impacts on global and regional human rights systems to provide specific recommendations for diplomats, governments, activists and scholars.
As with all Chatham House member events, questions from members drive the conversation.