International Conference ‘The Global Challenge of Human Rights Integration Towards a Users’ Perspective’.
9-11 December 2015 in Ghent, Belgium.
This international conference aims to explore the foundations and implications of human rights fragmentation and integration. Human rights law today is characterised by the coexistence of a large variety of norms, which leads to a compartmentalised view of human rights. Yet, its ‘users’ (rights holders, duty bearers and other actors) are confronted simultaneously with multiple and often uncoordinated layers of human rights law. This three-day conference invites human rights scholars to add an integrated perspective of human rights law to their work and to reflect upon opportunities and obstacles created by the complex architecture of human rights law.
The conference will feature thought-provoking lectures by renowned keynote speakers, such as Andreas Føllesdal (University of Oslo), Olivier De Schutter (UCL), Maya Hertig-Randall (University of Geneva), Jeremy Sarkin (University of South Africa) and Balakrishnan Rajagopal (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), among others.
Deadline for registration: 15 November 2015.
Further details of the event can be found here.