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?
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
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