CIGJ director Hilary Charlesworth’s recent Tony Fitzgerald Lecture 2012, Rights, rituals and ritualism: Making international human rights law work, was broadcast on Radio National’s Big Ideas program on 13 June 2012.
The lecture examined why human rights legislation attracts greater participation than many other international laws, its implementation often leaves a lot to be desired—including in Australia. Through the technique of 'ritualism', countries embrace the language of human rights precisely to deflect real scrutiny and to avoid accountability for human rights abuses. This is the topic of the second Tony Fitzgerald Lecture at Griffith University.
Listen to the broadcast from ABC Radio National (MP3, 23.2 MB)