Sinews of Peace: Churchill’s Fight for Human Rights

Updated: Apr 27

About the Event


This talk revisits Sir Winston Churchill’s efforts on behalf of European unity in light of his human rights politics and views on international law. It traces the cultural, intellectual, and political origins of his Europeanism across the first decades of the twentieth century. Churchill’s understanding of Europe as a Christian ethical community of peoples was derivative of his prior Atlanticism, imperialism, and romantic sensibility. So, too, did the Nuremberg trials and Cold War shape his Europeanism, as well as catalyze his support for the adoption of a European human rights treaty. Particular attention is devoted to Churchill’s involvement in the Congress of Europe at The Hague in May 1948.


Join Justin Reash, Executive Director, The International Churchill Society, in discussion with Mr. Ankit Malhotra, Mr. Gopal Subramanium, and Dr. Zareer Masani on Saturday, 7 May 2022, 1900 Hrs IST.