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A decisive moment: human rights or authoritarianism? It is a choice

Author: Morten Kjaerum1
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  • 1 Raoul Wallenberg Institute, , Sweden
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The VUCA is a well-known business concept capturing that we live in an ever changing global and local landscape defined by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. The convergence of profound changes brought about by new technologies and global crisis such as the Covid-19 pandemic and the NATO defeat in Afghanistan constitute the root of the VUCA world. With the outset in these two contemporary crises I will explore what sort of change and lessons learned can be derived from what they caused. This historically defining moment may be the time where human rights are either marginalized for a long period of time or they take another step forward realizing the interconnectedness and interrelatedness of all rights in addressing global in-equalities.

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  • 1 Raoul Wallenberg Institute, , Sweden

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