Plenary Speakers

The Islamic View of Humanity

Tuesday 9 July, 9.15-10.15

Professor Emerita of Law, Richmond School of Law & Founder and Chair, KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights

Azizah Y. al-Hibri

Natural Law, Cognitive Science and Human Rights

Thursday 11 July, 10.45-11.45

Photo: Georgetown Law/Sam Hollenshead

Agnes N. Williams Research Professor, Georgetown Law

John Mikhail

 Human Rights Overreach

Monday 8 July, 10.45-11.45

Chair of Politics, Philosophy and Law and Director of the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law, King’s College London

John Tasioulas

Diversity - Importance and Relevance

Friday 12 July, 9.15-10.15

Professor of Law, Gakushuin University, Toshima, Tokyo

Yoshiki Wakamatsu

Dignity: Challenges, Controversies & Promise

Friday 12 July, 10.45-11.45

Professor of Applied Ethics, University of Zurich

Peter Schaber

Title: to be confirmed

Monday 8 July, 09.15-10.15

Photo: Gal Hermoni/Lady Globus 2017

Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, Michigan Law & James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School

Catharine A. Mackinnon

The Future of Human Rights: An Ecological - Experimentalist Approach

Tuesday 9 July, 10.45-11.45

Executive Director of the Center for Law, Justice, and Society (Dejusticia), University of the Andes, Colombia

César Rodríguez-Garavito

Rescuing Human Rights: Challenges of Identity and Pluralism in an Age of Globalisation

Thursday 11 July, 9.15-10.15

Visiting Professor in International Law & Senior Research Fellow, Hirschman Centre for Democracy, Graduate Institute, Geneva

Neus Torbisco-Casals

Dignity: Challenges, Controversies & Promise

Friday 12 July, 10.45-11.45

Photo: Harald Sippel

Professor of Human Rights & Human Rights Policy, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and former UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief (2010-16)

Heiner Bielefeldt

Dignity: Challenges, Controversies & Promise

Friday 12 July, 10.45-11.45

Professor of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, University of Lausanne

Simone Zurbuchen

Sunday 7 July

12.00-20.00                    Registration

Monday 8 July

09.00-09.30                   Opening Ceremony

08.30-13.00                   Special Workshops

09.30-10.30                   Catharine A. Mackinnon, Title t.b.c.

10.30-11.00                   Coffee Break

11.00-12.00                   John Tasioulas, Human Rights Overreach

12.00-14.00                   Lunch

14.00-16.00                   Special Workshops & Working Groups

16.00-16.30                   Coffee Break

16.30-18.30                   Special Workshops & Working Groups

18.45-19.30                   IVR Young Scholar Prize Lecture

19.30-21.30                   Welcome Reception

Tuesday 9 July

08.30-13.00                   Special Workshops

09.00-10.00                   Azizah Y. al-Hibri, The Islamic View of Humanity

10.00-10.30                   Coffee Break (Plenary Lectures)

10.30-11.00                   Coffee Break (Special Workshops)

10.30-11.30                   César Rodríguez-Garavito, The Future of Human Rights: An Ecological-Experimentalist Approach

11.30-14.00                   Lunch

12.30-13.30                   Meeting of IVR Section Heads

14.00-16.00                   Special Workshops & Working Groups

16.00-16.30                   Coffee Break

16.30-18.30                   Special Workshops & Working Groups

18.30-20.00                   Podium Discussion: Demokratie in der Krise? (in German)

                                      Participants: Christine Abbt, Lukas Bärfuss, Matthias Mahlmann, Philippe Mastronardi 

19.00-20.00                   Panel Discussion: The Nature of International Law

                                      Participants: Miodrag Jovanovic, Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco, Mortimer Sellers

Wednesday 10 July

08.00-10.00                  Check-in for Excursions

10.00-16.00                  Excursions

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18.00-19.00                  Roundtable with IVR Book Prize Winner: Brian Tamanaha

19.15-20.15                  Panel on the IVR Encyclopedia

                                     Participants: Stephan Kirste, Mortimer Sellers, Leslie Francis, Matthias Mahlmann

Thursday 11 July

08.30-13.00                   Special Workshops

09.00-10.00                   Neus Torbisco-Casals, Rescuing Human Rights: Challenges of Identity and Pluralism in an Age of

                                      Globalisation

10.00-10.30                   Coffee Break (Plenary Lectures)

10.30-11.00                   Coffee Break (Special Workshops)

10.30-11.30                   John Mikhail, Natural Law, Cognitive Science and Human Rights

11.30-14.00                   Lunch

14.00-16.00                   Special Workshops & Working Groups

16.00-16.30                   Coffee Break

16.30-18.30                   Special Workshops & Working Groups

19.00-20.00                   Panel Discussion on Academic Freedom

                                      Participants: Adam Bodnar, Martina Caroni, Gökçe Çataloluk, András Sajó

Friday 12 July

08.30-13.00                   Special Workshops

09.00-10.00                   Yoshiki Wakamatsu, Diversity: Importance and Relevance

10.00-10.30                   Coffee Break (Plenary Lectures)

10.30-11.00                   Coffee Break (Special Workshops)

10.30-11.30                   Heiner Bielefeldt, Peter Schaber, Simone Zurbuchen, Dignity: Challenges, Controversies and Promise

11.30-14.00                   Lunch

14.00-16.00                   Special Workshops & Working Groups

16.00-16.30                   Coffee Break

16.30-18.30                   Special Workshops & Working Groups

16.30-17.30                   IVR General Assembly

19.30-23.00                   Farewell Reception