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The Human Right to a Dignified Existence in an International


Conference Announcement

Theme: The Human Right to a Dignified Existence in an International
Context Type: International Conference
Institution: Human Rights Centre, University of Potsdam
Location: Potsdam (Germany)
Date: 21.–22.10.2017



We cordially invite you to our conference “The Human Right to a
Dignified Existence in an International Context”. The conference
takes place from 20 to 21 October 2017 at the Human Rights Centre of
the University of Potsdam and is going to be held in English. 

To realize the right to an existence worthy of human dignity, many
other human rights already must be in place. But what are these
rights? And what are the most important dependencies or
interdependencies between the realization of those rights and
dignified existence?

Also, there is no aspect of life and no social sphere that might not
at least potentially prevent the realization of the human right to a
dignified existence. But what agents exactly can directly violate
this right and have a responsibility to uphold it (states,
international corporations, human individuals, etc.)? And what kind
of responsibilities and duties are these and how far-reaching are
they?

Programme

Friday, 20.10.2017

I Understanding the Right to a Dignified Existence and Addressing
Responsibility

09:15 – 09:30
Logi Gunnarsson (Universität Potsdam)
Welcome, Opening Remarks

On the Nature of the Human Right to a Dignified Existence

09:30 – 10:15
Elena Pribytkova (Universität Basel)
“The Right to a Dignified Existence as a Human Right”

10:45 – 11:30
John Tasioulas (King’s College London)
“Human Rights, Human Dignity & the Human Right to a Dignified
Existence”

12:00 – 13:00
Lunch Break

13:00 – 13:45
Georg Lohmann (OvG-Universität Magdeburg, em.)
“How to determine the scope of a Human Right to a Dignified
Existence?”

Addressing Responsibility: Whose and What Kind of Duties?

14:15 – 15:00
Roland Pierik (University of Amsterdam)
“National States′ Shared Responsibility to Protect the Human Right to
a Dignified Existence: Mapping the Terrain”

15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:45
Elizabeth Ashford (University of St.Andrews)
“The Infliction of Severe Poverty as the Perfect Crime”

17:15 – 18:00
Christian Neuhäuser (Technische Universität Dortmund)
“Securing the Right to a Dignified Existence: The Problem of
Structural Responsibility“

Saturday, 21.10.2017

II The Right to a Dignified Existence in Context

The Right to a Dignified Existence and Marginalised Humans

09:30 – 10:15
Geraldine Van Bueren (Queen Mary University of London)
“The New Social Contract - A Dignified Existence for both the Poor
and the Wealthy”

The Right to a Dignified Existence and (Im)Migration

10:45 – 11:30
Galina Cornelisse (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
title: t.b.a.

12:00 – 13:00
Lunch Break

The Right to a Dignified Existence and Democracy

13:00 – 13:45
Catherine Dupré (University of Exeter)
title: t.b.a.

The Right to a Dignified Existence and Climate Change

14:15 – 15:00
Lukas H. Meyer (Karl-Franzens Universitat Graz)
title: t.b.a.

To register for the conference, please contact:
sekremrz(at)uni-potsdam.de
The conference fee is 20€ (10€ for students).


Contact:

Katarzyna Bednarska
MenschenRechtsZentrum
Universität Potsdam
August-Bebel-Str. 89
D-14482 Potsdam
Germany
Tel: +49 331 977-3450
Fax: +49 331 977-3451
E-Mail: sekremrz(at)uni-potsdam.de
Web: http://www.uni-potsdam.de/mrz