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Hillel Steiner is Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Manchester. The main focus of Hillel’s teaching and publications is contemporary philosophical work on freedom, rights and social justice.
In this lecture. he will suggest that many standard defences of the inter-cultural neutrality of human rights fail because they are too focused on what it means to be ‘human· and are insufficiently attentive to the nature of ‘rights’. A clearer view of what rights are can help us to understand how human rights can serve to arbitrate cultural conflicts.’