Dr. Israel Butler

Civil Liberties Union for Europe

How can human rights counter populist authoritarianism?

What are human rights and how can we harness them to stop the growth of populist authoritarianism? Policy analyst Israel Butler from Civil Liberties Union for Europe shares suggestions for what government and civil society can do. 

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  • “Populist authoritarianism is basically the antithesis of human rights”
  • Education rights as resilience against authoritarian attitudes
  • Economic rights prevent authoritarian exploitation
  • Integration: support urban mixing and contact projects 
  • Dr. Butler argues the more contact with diversity the less support for populist authoritarianism