Philosophische Fakultät
Universität zu Köln





"Human Rights and Cultural Diversity: A Balancing Act"



14:00 Uhr
Ort: Rotonda Business Club, Pantaleonswall 27, 50676 Köln



Prof. Yvonne Donders, Uni Amsterdam

is Professor International Human Rights and Cultural Diversity and Head of the Department of International and European Public Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam. She has graduated from Utrecht University in international relations and has done her PhD at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University on cultural human rights and the right to cultural identity. Her research interests include public international law; international human rights law, in particular economic, social and cultural rights and human rights and cultural diversity. She teaches courses on international law and international human rights law and gives lectures on cultural rights and cultural diversity. From 2008 to 2015 Yvonne Donders was Director of the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL) at the Faculty of Law. From March 2011 to October 2012 she worked as project manager (1 day per week detachment) at the National Human Rights Institute of the Netherlands (College voor de Rechten van de Mens), assisting the transformation from Equal Treatment Commission to NHRI. Previously Yvonne Donders worked as Programme Specialist on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the Division of Human Rights and Struggle against Discrimination of UNESCO's Secretariat in Paris. Yvonne Donders is currently member of the National Commission for UNESCO, member of the Human Rights Committee of the Advisory Council on International Affairs, member of Editorial Board of the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, member of the Board of the Dutch International Law Association (KNVIR), member of the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC), Chair of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Shelter City project. She was Chair of the Dutch United Nations Association (Nederlandse Vereniging voor de Verenigde Naties, NVVN) from May 2007 to May 2015.




"Die Unbestimmtheit der Menschenrechte"



Prof. Markus Stepanians, Uni Bern

hat an der Universität Hamburg und an der Harvard Universität Philosophie studiert und ist seit 2013 Professor für Praktische Philosophie mit Schwerpunkt Politische Philosophie und Rechtsphilosophie an der Universität Bern, Schweiz.




"Invited Discussant"



Dr. Peter Langford, Edge Hill University, UK
is a Senior Lecturer in Law in the Department of Law and Criminology, Edge Hill University, UK. He undertakes research in the areas of human rights and legal theory. In the area of human rights, his research has concentrated upon the relationship between non-nationals and the European Convention on Human Rights. In the area of legal theory, his current research concentrates upon two main areas. The first is the work of the Italian contemporary philosopher, Roberto Esposito which has led to the publication of Roberto Esposito: Law, Community and the Political (Routledge, 2015); and the second is the work of Hans Kelsen and Max Weber in relation to which two co-edited books, entitled, The Foundation of the Juridico-Political: Concept Formation in Hans Kelsen and Max Weber and The Reconstruction of the Juridico-Political: Affinity and Divergence in Hans Kelsen and Max Weber are forthcoming from Routledge in 2015/2016.


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