Global justice and human rights


Rene Gabriëls, PhD
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UM

This lecture series is only offered online.

The dates and times are: 
Wednesdays, 19:30 - 21:30
12 and 19 Jan and 2, 9 and 16 Feb 2022

In contrast to a large part of the world's population that suffers from poverty, a considerably smaller part lives in affluence. A politically relevant question is what the social and ecological costs of this gap are. This is not only an issue of domestic, but also of global justice. The umbrella term global justice covers all kinds of issues that are discussed under the headings of social justice and climate justice. Many scholars argue that global justice requires a commitment to human rights. Whether such a commitment is necessary is examined on the basis of the following subjects: poverty, new slavery, climate change and the (im)possibility of green growth. To address these subjects, this series of lectures mobilises the knowledge of very diverse disciplines (anthropology, biology, economics, sociology and political science) and philosophy.



12 January 2022

19:30 - 21:30

1. Human Rights and Democracy

19 January 2022

19:30 - 21:30

2. Social Justice and the Global Fight Against Poverty

02 February 2022

19:30 - 21:30

3. New Slavery: a Barely Thematised Violation of Human Rights

09 February 2022

19:30 - 21:30

4. Climate Justice and Ecocide

16 February 2022

19:30 - 21:30

5. The End of Capitalism