T6 Intro – Audio Transcript

Hello. Welcome back to The Rights’ Future. The track this week has been stimulated by events that have occurred. We’ve seen George Bush, the former President of the United States, deny that waterboarding is torture. We’ve seen Aung San Suu Kyi finally released from house arrest by the Burmese authorities. And the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, get into a little bit of hot water in China, making a speech about human rights to some students there.

We’ve looked at foundations, and we’ve looked at struggle, and the time has come to begin to address one of the trickiest issues of all in human rights, which is namely the extent to which they are universal. How true is it to think of human rights as rights that we all have, wherever we are from?