Human Rights are on the agenda constantly. We keep hoping things change to the better, but atrocities are daily news. Uprisings and big political changes can lead to better human right conditions but also to war and crimes against humanity. This series of lectures will explore the significance of human rights in a globalizing world. The lectures will demonstrate how human rights are increasingly becoming an instrument by which the negative side-effects of globalization may be challenged.
The individual lectures:
1. Introduction to International Human Rights (Coomans / 19 Sept)
2. Access to Medicine (Sellin / 26 Sept)
3. What is Brexit? A Human Rights Perspective (Vidmar / 3 Oct)
4. Disaster Prevention and Human Rights? (Arosemena / 10 Oct)
5. Words of Violence: the Role of Speech in the Perpetration of gross Human Rights Violations (Moerland / 17 Oct)
Tuesdays 19 and 26 Sep, 3, 10 and 17 Oct – 7.30 to 9.30 pm
Costs whole series
UM students €10
UM employees and students from other schools €25
This Lecture Series is fully booked.
You can register here for the reserve list.
About the lecturers
Prof. Fons Coomans
Jennifer Sellin, PhD
Prof. Jure Vidmar
Gustavo Arosemena, PhD
Roland Moerland, PhD
All International and European Law, UM