Conversations with History: Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley

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Dignity, Human Rights, and Torture

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Conversations with History host Harry Kreisler welcomes legal philosopher Jeremy Waldron for a discussion of the legal concept of dignity, it origins in law and morality and its emergence as a foundation for human rights. In the conversation, Professor Waldron also talks about the importance of preserving liberal values in the fight against terrorism, and, in this context, he criticizes the torture memos for their assault on human dignity.

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