On October 25, 2017, Professor Abdullahi An-Na’im, gave a lecture at Emory University titled, Dialectic of Civil Rights and Human Rights in the Law and Policy of the USA.
“The exclusion of human rights in US domestic law and practice is really a tremendous failure and threat–as I was just saying now–to the United States. And I do mean this as an empirical fact–that the United States utterly fails to the standards of human rights, which it attempts to preach to the rest of the world.”
“The point I am saying is that really–honestly–we all need this. We all need to create conditions whereby the human dignity of every person–the fundamental entitlement of every person–are protected by the virtue of her or his humanity.”
– Professor An-Na’im