17 September 2019

19:30 - 21:30

1. Introduction to International Human Rights (Coomans / 17 Sep)

Human Rights


Tue 17 and 24 Sept, 1, 8 and 15 Oct – 19:30 to 21:30
Karl Dittrich Hall, Student Services Center, Bonnefantenstraat 2

Prof. Fons Coomans
Jennifer Sellin, PhD

Prof. Monica Claes
Roland Moerland, PhD
Ingrid Westendorp, PhD

All International and European Law, UM

Human Rights are on the agenda constantly. We keep hoping things change to the better, but atrocities are daily news. Uprisings and big political changes can lead to better human right conditions but also to war and crimes against humanity. This series of lectures will explore the significance of human rights in a globalizing world. The lectures will demonstrate how human rights are increasingly becoming an instrument by which the negative side-effects of globalization may be challenged.

The individual lectures
1. Introduction to International Human Rights (Coomans / 17 Sep)
2. Access to Medicine (Sellin / 24 Sep)
3. Bystanders to Gross Human Rights Violations (Moerland / 1 Oct)
4. Litigating Human Rights in Europe (Claes / 8 Oct)
5. Human Rights of Girls and Women and the Influence of Culture (Westendorp / 15 Oct)

Costs whole series
UM students €10
UM employees and students from other schools €25
Others €50

24 September 2019

19:30 - 21:30

2. Access to Medicine (Sellin / 24 Sep)

01 October 2019

19:30 - 21:30

3. Bystanders to Gross Human Rights Violations (Moerland / 1 Oct)

08 October 2019

19:30 - 21:30

4. Litigating Human Rights in Europe (Claes / 8 Oct)

15 October 2019

19:30 - 21:30

5. Human Rights of Girls and Women and the Influence of Culture (Westendorp / 15 Oct)