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Monday, March 4 • 14:30 - 16:30
#4/434 - Human dignity and human rights. What relationship?

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Panel organized by International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS)

The “Punta del Este Declaration on Human Dignity for Everyone Everywhere” was adopted on December 4, 2018, shortly before the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), by a group of scholars, government leaders, and international organizations representatives from around the world. It aims at developing a common language on human dignity and helping to further the original intentions of the drafters of the UDHR in ensuring human rights protection for everyone everywhere. After a short presentation of the declaration aim and content, the discussion will focus on the following topics:
- Can the idea of human dignity for everyone everywhere help with the implementation of human rights, through progressive measures?
- Can it enable the vision of human rights to become a common standard of achievement for all people and nations?
- Can the idea of human dignity help reconcile competing human rights claims, and resolve tensions with other important national and social interests?
- Can the idea of human dignity provide insight into the nature of dignitary harms and identity politics in the midst of the conscience wars?

Chair:
  • Silvio Ferrari (Università Milano)

Panelists:
  • Ján Figel’ (Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief Outside the European Union)
  • Ana Maria Celis (ICLARS)
  • Mark Hill (ICLARS)
  • Brett Scharffs (International Center for Law and Religion Studies , Brigham Young University Law School)
  • Rik Torfs (KU Leuven)

Language: English

Moderators
SF

Silvio Ferrari

Università Milano

Speakers
AM

Ana Maria Celis

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
JF

Ján Figel

Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief Outside the European Union
MH

Mark Hill

International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies
BS

Brett Scharffs

International Center for Law and Religion Studies , Brigham Young University Law School
RT

Rik Torfs

KU Leuven

Sponsors
I

ICLARS

International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies


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