Past IHR Events
- Debating Social Rights
- Workshop on the Right to Work
- The Ethics of Human Rights Philanthropy
- Lunch Hour Lecture: What is modern slavery?
- From Theory to Practice: Religion and Discrimination in a Changing World
- Globalisation and the Middle Class
- The Ascendancy of the Rule of Law in South African Adjudication
The Ethics of Human Rights Philanthropy
Publication date: May 29, 2012 04:26 PM
May 29, 2012 06:00 PM
End: May 29, 2012 07:30 PM
Location: UCL Faculty of Laws - Graduate Wing, 1 - 2 Endsleigh Street, London, WC1H 0EG
About the event:
This final Symposium from the Pentland Symposium series addressed the ethical challenges presented by philanthropy towards human rights organisations, both academic and non-academic. It considered recent charges that this kind of philanthropic giving distorts national politics; academic priorities; and undermines the will of Parliament.
Against the background of the Woolf report, the panel considered the ethics of philanthropic giving and how this form of funding might be treated so as to avoid accusations of bias, ‘opinion-buying’, and research agenda setting by donors.
- Sigrid Rausing (Rausing Trust)
- Professor Jonathan Wolff (UCL Philosophy)
- Anthony Tomei (Director, Nuffield Foundation)
- Dr George Letsas (UCL Laws)
Chaired by Professor Philippe Sands QC
UCL Event blog by Claire Lougarre
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