Jeremy Waldron: Dignity, Human Rights, and Torture

Dignity, Human Rights, Torture - Conversations with History

Jeremy Waldron; University Professor, New York University School of Law

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes legal philosopher Jeremy Waldron for a discussion of the legal concept of dignity, its origins in law and morality and its emergence as a foundation for human rights. In the conversation, Professor Waldron also talks about the importance of preserving liberal values in the fight against terrorism, and, in this context, he criticizes the torture memos for their assault on human dignity.

Key Words: Law, Philosophers, Human Rights, International Law, Principles
Jeremy Waldron
Publication date: 
April 22, 2009
Publication type: 
Conversations with History