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Development and human rights: an unsustainable marriage? 2012 Alice Tay Lecture on Law and Human Rights available online

Professor Sundhya Pahuja delivers the 2012 Alice Tay Lecture on Law and Human Rights. She examines the twin challenges presented by the rapid approach of the earth's biophysical limits and increasing global inequality.

She argues that addressing these two challenges at the same time will be critical to global security.

Professor Pahuja puts these two challenges in their historical perspective, and considers whether the institutional solutions being proffered are adequate to the task.

Sundhya Pahuja is jointly Professor of International Law at the University of Melbourne, and Research Professor in Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London.  Her most recent book, Decolonising International Law: Development, Economic Growth and the Politics of Universality (Cambridge University Press, 2011) was awarded the 2012 American Society of International Law Certificate of Merit.

This lecture is presented by the Herbert & Valmae Freilich Foundation in the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences.

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