"Realising human rights in a warming world" by Prof Simon Caney

Past Event

30 April 2015, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

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What is the relationship between Human Rights and Climate Change? Professor Simon Caney, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations, will discuss concerns surrounding our current climate responsibilities and where we should set our priorities for the future.

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About the speaker

Professor Simon Caney is Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations; Director of the Centre for the Study of Social Justice; Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Magdalen College; and Professor in Political Theory in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford.

Simon works on issues in contemporary political philosophy. Recently he has worked on the ethical issues surrounding global poverty, inequality, climate change, our obligations to future generations. He is currently writing two books - one, Global Justice and Climate Change(co-authored with Derek Bell) and the other Cosmopolitanism(both under contract to Oxford University Press).

Simon is also working on the ethical issues surrounding demographic change, how best to reform democratic institutions in order to give due protection to the interests of future generations, and the question of what those who bear the brunt of injustice are entitled to do to secure their own rights.