Hollowness at the heart of human rights 'concern'

It was heartening to witness some 2,000 people packed into the Grand Canal Theatre last Monday evening to honour Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma.

23rd June, 2012
Aung San Suu Kyi receiving her Amnesty International honour in Dublin last week. Photo: Getty

It was heartening to witness some 2,000 people packed into the Grand Canal Theatre last Monday evening to honour one of the world's iconic campaigners for human rights, Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma.

It was heartening to appreciate that, so ardent was the commitment of those two thousand people to the cause represented by Aung San Suu Kyi, many of them paid up to €150 a ticket for the thrill of attendance.

Heartening also that...

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