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Sat 18 Aug 2012 22:15 BBC Radio 4

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43 minutes
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Wednesday 15 August 2012

Edward Stourton chairs a debate from the "Understanding Human Dignity" conference organised by the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales and Queen's Belfast. What is the relationship between human dignity and human rights? How do you define human dignity in the context of issues surrounding assisted dying, sexuality or freedom? To discuss these issues are Fr David Hollenbach a Jesuit and Professor of Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College in the United States; Denise Reaume, Professor of Law at Toronto University; Chris McCrudden, Professor of Human Rights and Equality Law at Queen's Belfast and Jeremy Waldron who teaches legal philosophy at New York University and is also Professor of Political and Social Philosophy at Oxford.

Producer: Mark O'Brien.

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