Speeches | 07 April 2010

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: Civilising globalisation: human rights and the global economy - Professor David Kinley presentation

Economic globalisation and universal human rights both have the ability to improve and enrich individuals and communities. However, their respective institutions, methods, practices and goals differ, with both positive and negative effects. At the Wednesday Lowy Lunch on 7th April, Professor David Kinley discussed how human rights intersect with the trade, aid and commercial dimensions of global economic relations. He will argue that, while the global economy is a vitally important civilising instrument, it itself requires civilising according to human rights standards. Professor David Kinley holds the Chair in Human Rights Law at Sydney University. David Kinley

  • David Kinley

Economic globalisation and universal human rights both have the ability to improve and enrich individuals and communities. However, their respective institutions, methods, practices and goals differ, with both positive and negative effects. At the Wednesday Lowy Lunch on 7th April, Professor David Kinley discussed how human rights intersect with the trade, aid and commercial dimensions of global economic relations. He will argue that, while the global economy is a vitally important civilising instrument, it itself requires civilising according to human rights standards. Professor David Kinley holds the Chair in Human Rights Law at Sydney University. David Kinley

  • David Kinley