Human Rights Talk: When universal values are lost

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Human Rights Talk: When universal values are lost

A large number of people are forced to flee from their hometowns due to war and political persecution. Facing the influx of refugees, the developed countries that embrace the equal value have chosen to shut their doors. What’s worse, politicians have been wielding a toxic, dehumanizing “us vs them” rhetoric as an attempt to win votes.

 

Looking at this group of materialized, demonized people, we should not forget that they are real lives, living people. Amnesty International published the Annual Report on world human rights situation in February, warning that the “us vs them” rhetoric is creating a more divided and dangerous world which leads to crises on human rights. How would the law scholars and photographers view the world if universal values were lost? We are glad to have Puja Kapai, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong, who is concerned about issues such as multiculturalism and minority rights and Billy H.C. Kwok, an independent photojournalist, who has been working on a long-term project documenting the social landscapes of refugees' mobility and relationships in Hong Kong, to share their observations.

 

Speaker:

Prof. Puja Kapai, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong

Mr. Billy H.C. Kwok, Photojournalist

Language: Cantonese and English

 

Date: Saturday, 24 June 2017

Time: 15:30 to 17:00

Venue: 4 Cats Co-Business Community, Unit 1101, Eastern Center, 1065 King’s Road