Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
Location: 206F (MTCC NORTH BUILDING)RC12 Sociology of Law (host committee)
Language: English and French
In contemporary times, the three generations (or dimensions) of Human Rights, namely freedom rights, social rights and peoples (or transindividual) rights ensure the possibility of reflecting on the major subjects relevant to human life by thinking about those rights. However, the most important issue is the struggle to make them effective. In political, academic, trade union, student and everyday life, one also needs to ensure that human rights are not a utopia, but a reality. The fact that a great part of the twenty-first century population lives in States that respect human rights does not mean that we may forget that, in many other States, human rights are still an utopia. Moreover, one must not forget that new claims, referring to newly arising situations, are added to the needs of human beings. Discussing them and thinking of them is a way, albeit incipient, to seek solutions to begin to recover the rights of all human beings, and this is also a task for the homo academicus.