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After organizing a very successful conference on Frances Kamm’s Intricate Ethics, which I attended and live-blogged, John Oberdiek is at it again. This time he has put together a fantastic conference on “Human Rights in Theory and Practice.”

Date: Friday, October 3rd, 2008
Location: Rutgers University School of Law-Camden
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations in 1948, and in recognition of the UDHR’s 60th anniversary, the Institute for Law and Philosophy will host a one-day conference featuring panels on a range of philosophical and legal aspects of human rights. Committed participants include:

Philip Alston (NYU)
Charles Beitz (Princeton)
Allen Buchanan (Duke)
Roger Clark (Rutgers-Camden)
James Griffin (Rutgers/Oxford)
James Nickel (Arizona State)
Thomas Pogge (Yale)
Joseph Raz (Columbia/Oxford)
Beth Stephens (Rutgers-Camden)

The first panel, on the philosophical foundations of human rights, will consist in presentations by James Griffin, James Nickel, and Joseph Raz. The second panel, on the role of human rights in politics and political philosophy, will consist in presentations by Charles Beitz, Allen Buchanan, and Thomas Pogge. The final panel, on the impact of the UDHR on the practice of human rights law, will consist in presentations by Philip Alston, Roger Clark, and Beth Stephens.

Registration is required and details may be found here:

Do attend if you are in the area.


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