Date : 6 Dec 2015, Sunday
Time : 2pm-4pm
Venue : Ground floor meeting room, KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
Co-organiser : Democracy Academy of Malaysia and Civil Rights Committee of KLSCAH.
 
The prevalence of human rights violations are everywhere. You hear it in international and domestic debates on the role human rights can play. But what exactly are human rights? This public talk is designed to provide a basic introduction to human rights. It will introduce the notion of human rights, its philosophical and historical foundations as well as the current practice of protecting human rights. Participants will benefit from this talk by gaining substantive knowledge on human rights and developing an appreciation of the wider political contexts through which human rights discourse is articulated and implemented. Most importantly, you will be able to apply these knowledge in your daily advocacy for the betterment of the country. Students and members of the public are encouraged to attend the talk. No specific previous human rights experience of knowledge is required. Required, however, is a willingness to appreciate diversity of opinion and respect for differing views. The session will be conducted in English.
 
Speaker : Dr. Khoo Ying Hooi

Dr. Khoo Ying Hooi is Senior Lecturer at the Department of International and Strategic Studies, University of Malaya. She teaches social movements and democratization, and human rights in international politics. A columnist with the Malaysian Insider, she is the author of “Seeds of Dissent”, a compilation of her commentaries on academic freedom, human rights, protests and political change in Malaysia.

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