The Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) at Ruhr University Bochum is delighted to announce the high-level conference on Regional Human Rights Systems from a Comparative Perspective, taking place in Florence at the European University Institute on 12-13 December 2019. The conference is supported by the European Society of International Law (ESIL) and the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanity (AGYA).

The conference aims to bring together international human rights experts – both academics and practitioners – in order to identify the strengths and weaknesses of regional human rights systems, the challenges they are currently facing, and the best ways forward. The European, Inter-American, African and Arab human rights mechanisms will be each considered and discussed in five thematic panels. The panels concern different issues in focus, including the universality of human rights and the heterogeneity of political systems; new rights and new concepts in regional human rights jurisprudence; the threat that populism poses to these systems; the protection of vulnerable groups (including forced migrants and LGBT-people); as well as the role that businesses and financial institutions play in regional human rights systems.

Altogether, the conference aims to make a significant contribution to the protection of human rights both globally and regionally.
The conference is free of charge for interested participants, but requires previous registration with the main organizer, Prof. Dr. Pierre Thielbörger.

More information on the FLYER and on the PROGRAMME.