A Defense of Dignity

RightsViews blog by Professor Joseph Chuman
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

In a new RightsViews blog, Professor Joseph Chuman calls for a more robust enunciation of human rights in the face of rising illiberalism. Chuman asserts that respect for the dignity of human beings is the heart of the human rights program.

Chuman examines the definition of dignity in the human rights context and declares the need for those committed to human rights need to recommit themselves to the defense of human dignity as a universal value.

Joseph Chuman is an adjunct professor of The Institution for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University.  He has taught the introductory course and an elective in Religion and Human Rights since 2001.

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