ProvCast Ep. 31: Pessimism over Human Rights’ Future (Aaron Rhodes)

& Mark Melton | May 13, 2019

In this episode of the Foreign Policy ProvCast, Aaron Rhodes speaks on his article about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in the Winter 2019 issue of Providence’s print edition. He also addresses the differences between human rights and political questions, the human rights situation in various countries, how China violates these rights with its reeducation camps for Uighur Muslims, why he’s pessimistic about the future, and what the global community can do to reform and promote human rights.

Aaron Rhodes is president of the Forum for Religious Freedom-Europe, and was executive director of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights from 1993–2007. He is the author of The Debasement of Human Rights (Encounter Books, 2018.

Mark Melton is Providence’s deputy editor. He earned his master’s in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and his bachelor’s in Foreign Language and International Trade from Mississippi College.

Kirkland An produced this episode.