- When: Thursday, March 17.
- Time: 19:30-20:30 (20:30-21:30 Ukrainian Time).
- Platform: Zoom. Get you zoom inlog and pascode here.
- YouTube: you can also link to our YouTube Live channel open at 19:15.
Due to corona Volodymyr Beglov was not able to attend our conversation. We were very pleased that Mikael Storsjö was happy to fill the void. You can find our conversation on YouTube.
When it comes to war human rights seem to be its first casualty. Already Hannah Arendt was sceptical about human rights, because human beings – like in Mariupol – needed them most, no government or intergovernmental organization seems prepared to protect them. We witness this reality now in Ukraine when troops of the Russian Federation are violating human rights of Ukrainian citizens by design and default. Also it seems that the international community seems helpless or reluctant to support the Ukrainian Government in protecting a minimum of human rights of citizens, among them children, under attack. Still, have human rights in times of war something to teach us, even today? I discuss this question with Volodymyr Beglov, civic activist, director of the America House in Lviv and former president of the Educational Center of Human Rights in Lviv.