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Conor Gearty - Human Rights: seductive, dangerous, and necessary

A recording of a lecture by Professor Conor Gearty, Professor of Human Rights Law, London School of Economics and Political Science - Human Rights: seductive, dangerous, and necessary. The lecture was part of the UCD Humanities Institute Distinguished Guest Lecture Series.

Conor Gearty’s academic research focuses primarily on civil liberties, terrorism and human rights. His first book (co-authored with his colleague at both Cambridge and King's, Keith Ewing) was ‘Freedom under Thatcher’ and as its subtitle made clear it dealt with the state of civil liberties in modern Britain. He then wrote a book on terrorism, simply entitled ‘Terror’ which was published by Faber and Faber in 1991. Since then he has kept up his interest in both these subjects, writing more books on each - most recently ‘Civil Liberties’ (published by Oxford University Press in August 2007). Listen to his lecture below or download it on iTunes.