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Universal Human Rights - Asking for too much?

Human rights, as a set of norms that is applicable to everyone, everywhere, has been described as 'the idea of our time'.
An expert from the University of Pretoria, Prof Christof Heyns, will pose the question in this UP EXPERT LECTURE
SERIES whether the current rapid proliferation of human rights systems especially at a regional level is fostering or
hampering the universal human rights project. The lecture will place the above discussion in the broader context of
whether - depending on one's starting point - human rights are being 'popularised' or 'banalised'.

Prof Christof Heyn
Dean of Faculty of Law.