WED 14, 21, 28 SEPT, AND 5 AND 12 OCT – 19:30 TO 21:30
Karl Dittrich Hall, Student Services Centre, Bonnefantenstraat 2

 Prof. Fons Coomans
Jennifer Sellin, PhD
Roland Moerland, PhD
Prof. Monica Claes
Ingrid Westendorp, PhD
All International and European Law, UM


Human Rights is a topic that is constantly on the agenda. We keep hoping things will change for the better, but atrocities are daily news. Uprisings and big political changes can lead to better human rights conditions, but also to war and crimes against humanity. This series of lectures will explore the significance of human rights in a globalising world. The lectures will demonstrate how human rights are increasingly becoming an instrument with which to challenge the negative side effects of globalisation.


14 September 2022

19:30 - 21:30

1. Introduction to International Human Rights (Coomans)

21 September 2022

19:30 - 21:30

2. Access to Medicine (Sellin)

28 September 2022

19:30 - 21:30

3. Bystanders to Gross Human Rights Violations (Moerland)

05 October 2022

19:30 - 21:30

4. Litigating Human Rights in Europe (Claes)

12 October 2022

19:30 - 21:30

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