Dexter Dias QC delivers talk at TEDxExeter: 'Why, in a world of injustice and vanishing human rights, I choose to hope'

Thursday 31 May 2018

Dexter Dias QC's talk went live on 30 May 2018.

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'What should we do when we are confronted with great injustice or great evil?', asks Dexter Dias QC. 'Why do we hurt the most fragile things? What are human beings really like?'

Listen to Dexter's talk on how, as humans, we make meaning in our lives knowing that one day our soul will leave our body and we will be a person no more.

Grounded in 30 years' experience as a human rights lawyer and academic researcher grappling with some of humanity's toughest questions, he shares powerful stories of resilience, courage and bravery and tells us why his research leaves him fundamentally hopeful.

See also: Dexter's book, The Ten Types of Human: Who We Are and Who We Can Be, published by Radom House, which came out in paperback this April. It is, in part, based on cases he has conducted with colleagues at Garden Court and social justice causes Chambers has supported, including fighting FGM and child slavery in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Dexter Dias QC is a member of Garden Court Chambers’ Civil Liberties and Human Rights Team.

As of January 2022, the recording has been watched by over seven thousand people.

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