Fundamental rights risk losing importance due to an increase of international human rights conventions. This was the thesis discussed during an event on “Expansion of human rights – blessing or curse?” organised by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Brussels. The phenomenon known as “human rights inflation” could be counterproductive according to certain experts and could paradoxically lead to a further deterioration in terms of human rights violations.
Panel: Jacob Mchangama, CEO of the Danish Think Tank Justitia; Dr. Sriprapha Petcharamesree, Co-chair of the Working Group for the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism; Renate Weber MEP, Member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and a human rights advocate.
Read the full article about the debate here