Episode 478 Amnesty International

Alex Neve was Secretary General of Amnesty International of Canada until a couple of years ago. We discuss the effectiveness of letter-writing campaigns; the question of cultural relativism as a way of evading the duty to defend human rights; and the “enforcement gap” — the lack of mechanisms for enforcing international laws in general and human rights laws in particular. Do we need a United Nations police force to apprehend war criminals when they are they are doing the atrocities instead of waiting to put them on trial afterward? 


Alex Neve


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