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Thursday, 17 May 2007, 12:00AM

The Challenge of Human Rights

The Rev Emeritus Professor Jack Mahoney

Past Gresham Professor, The Rev Jack Mahoney, will draw from his new book, The Challenge of Human Rights - Origin, Development and Significance in which he considers the charges against human rights of Western ethical imperialism and the counterclaims of cultural relativism, before concluding that human rights are an invaluable moral resource which culminate in a cosmopolitan recognition of the whole human race as a single moral family.

He also comments on recent moves to rewrite the British Human Rights Act, and indicates how human rights can throw valuable light on the ethical conduct of business.

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Reverend Jack Mahoney was the Gresham Professor of Commerce between 1988 and 1993. He has written several books including The Challenge of Human Rights which offered a defence of the concept and was praised as ‘a scholalry but also an intellectually exciting read’.

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17 May 2007

The Challenge of Human Rights
The Rev Emeritus Professor Jack Mahoney

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