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Plenary Lectures and Panels Program


Brian Bix
University of Minnesota
Human Rights, Peace, and the Relationship of Moral and Legal Rights
Monday, July 17, 9h30 to 11h00, Aula Magna


Mireille Delmas-Marty
Académie des sciences morales et politiques, Collège de France
Droits de l’homme et justice pénale internationale - Vers une paix ascendante
Monday, July 17. 11h30 to 13h00, Aula Magna


IVR Young Scholar Prize Lecture
Philipp Gisbertz
University of Göttingen
The Concepts of «War» and «Peace» in the Context of Transnational Terrorism
Monday, July 17, 18h30 to 19.30, Auditorium 10 NB


Marek Zirk-Sadowski
University of Lódz
The Human Right to Peace and the Human Security
Tuesday, July 18, 9h30 to 11h00, Aula Magna


Kostantinos Papageorgiou
University of Athens
Refugees: Aspects of Justice and Solidarity
Tuesday, July 18, 11.30 to 13h00, Aula Magna


Isabel Trujillo
University of Palermo
Human Rights, Peace, and the Concept of Law. The Story of an Incomplete Legal Revolution
Thursday, July 20. 9.30 to 11h00, Aula Magna


David Luban
Georgetown University, Washington
Nationalism, Human Rights, and the Prospects for Peace
Thursday, July 20, 11h30 to 13h00, Aula Magna


Otfried Höffe
University of Tübingen
Toward a Perpetual Peace. A Kantian Cosmopolitan Theory
Friday, July 21, 9h30 to 11h00, Aula Magna


Costas Douzinas
Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London
The Philosophical and Legal Right to Resistance
Friday, July 21, 11h30 to 13h00


Symposium: Human Rights Foundations -  Political or Philosophical?
Boaventura de Sousa Santos
University of Coimbra, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Human Rights – a Political Foundation
José de Sousa e Brito
NOVA University of Lisbon
Human Rights – a Philosophical Foundation
Friday, July 21, 18h00 to 19h15





History, Meaning and Normativity
Tuesday, July 18 / 14h30 to 16h30; 17h00 to 18h30, Auditório, New building

The workshop will provide a broad and inclusive framework for discussing various problems of jurisprudence associated with historical inquiry, meaning, and normativity. Panellists: Zenon Bańkowski, University of Edinburgh, UK, Judith Lichtenberg, Georgetown University, Washington, USA, David Luban, Georgetown University Washington, USA, Matthias Mahlmann, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, John Mikhail, Georgetown University, USA, Mortimer Sellers, University of Baltimore, School of Law, Baltimore, USA


Academic Freedom
Tuesday, July 18, 18h30 to 19h30, Anfi teatro 10 New building
CHAIR: Mortimer Sellers, Matthias Mahlmann

Academic freedom is a precious asset of any society committed to the protection of human freedom and human rights. At the same time, it is severely curtailed in various countries in the world. Academics face repression, purges and criminal sanctions for the exercise of this fundamental freedom. The panel, organized by the Executive Committee of the IVR, will address this matter, the principles at stake, their philosophical foundations and their political relevance and consequences in current affairs. Confi rmed panellists will include Renata Uitz, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary; Sevtap Metin, Istanbul University, School of Law, Istanbul, Turkey; Mortimer Sellers, University of Baltimore, School of Law, Baltimore, USA; Sanne Taekema, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Matthias Mahlmann, University o f Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, among others.


Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy
Thursday, July 20, 18h00 to 19h00, Auditório, New building

Presentation of the Project and Key Entries by Stefan Kirste, University of Salzburg, Austria, Mortimer Sellers, University of Baltimore, School of Law, Baltimore, USA and others


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