ISA and Human Rights

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 12:30-14:00
Location: Hörsaal 10 (Juridicum)

Language: English

We live in a world that witnesses different forms of human rights violation such as racism, discrimination, social injustice, torture, forced labor, trafficking, and violence. Some countries have been governed by states of emergency, exception and occupation and have produced different forms of citizenship, refugeeness, and statelessness. Despite their substantial divergences, along a continuum, states exhibit different points along the passage from the rule of law to the “law of rules”. In this session, we explore issues related to debates requested by some ISA members such as BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanction), academic freedom, role of sociologists in defending victims of human rights violations.
Session Organizer:
Sari HANAFI, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Margaret ABRAHAM, Hofstra University, USA, Lisa TARAKI, Birzeit University, Palestine and Mark FREZZO, University of Mississippi, USA