Events & Conferences

Datum: 10.11.16 bis 12.11.16 | Location: Lisbon (Portugal)

50th Anniversary of the INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS and the INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS

International Conference   10/11/12 November 2016, Lisbon - Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, Portugal Cidade Universitária, 1649-014 Lisboa

The main theme of the Conference will be: “The International Convenants on Human Rights (ICESCRand ICCPR) adopted by the UN on 16 December 1966: historical significance; political and legal impact;and fortunes”.

Call for papers

The Conference will have both plenary sessions and panel discussions, according to the following rules:

There will be an opening plenary session on 10 November and a closing plenary session on 12
November (afternoon). The topics for these sessions and their keynote speakers will be announced by the
organising committee in due time.

On 11 November (whole day) and 12 November (morning only) the following three panels will be held:

Panel 1 – The Covenants' historical and legal background
Suggested topics, inter alia:
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 10/12/1948 and the International Covenants of 1966:
historical significance; political and legal impact;
- Human rights and fundamental rights; indivisibility of human rights;
- International human rights law.


Panel 2 – Globalisation and human rights
Suggested topics, inter alia:
- Proclamation of rights and constraints to the exercise of rights;
- World and regional peace: current issues;
- The right of peoples to self-determination (economic, social and cultural development).


Panel 3 – The struggle(s) for human rights in today's world.
Suggested topics, inter alia:
- Struggles of peoples and their social organisations for the acknowledgment and exercise of their human
rights;
- Struggles against all forms of social exclusion or differentiation (the situation of women, children, the
elderly, the disabled, etc.);
- Systems for protecting human rights.

This Conference is jointly convened by

  • the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) and by
  • the Portuguese Association of Democratic Jurists (PADJ).

It is supported by the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights ELDH.

Registration:

Registration Form

http://goo.gl/forms/en4f9MFAX4dsyPC42

Address of the FACULTY OF LAW, University of Lisbon

Alameda da Universidade
Cidade Universitária
1649-014 Lisboa

Location with map

Accomodation:

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