Human Rights

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
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.
Session Organizer:
Dani RUDNICKI, Centro Universitário Ritter dos Reis, Brazil
Tess SHELDON, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada
Oral Presentations
Le Manque De Respect Des Droits De L'homme Dans Les Prisons Au Brésil
Dani RUDNICKI, Centro Universitário Ritter dos Reis, Brazil; Graziele COSTANZA, Centro Universitário Ritter dos Reis, Brazil
Social Protection for Sex Workers in Jamaica: The Way Forward for Policy Development
Rashalee MITCHELL, The University of the West Indies Mona campus, Jamaica, Jamaica
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