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After Hours Conversations: Guilherme Assis de Almeida: "Does law protect the human being?"

When Feb 12, 2014
from 06:30 PM to 06:45 PM
Where FRIAS, Albertstr. 19, Lounge
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Contact Phone 0761 203 97362
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After Hours Conversations:

Guilherme Assis de Almeida

External Senior Fellow

Philosophy of Law

"Does law protect the human being?"

In an effort to answer this question, I will begin with the premise that human rights rest on no intrinsically moral foundation but that the idea that they do was an historical construct, the result of an "affirmative genealogy" (Hans Joas' conception).  In this "After Hours Conversation," I should like to propose that in order to understand the conception of law present in the International Law of Human Rights, we can and should elaborate an affirmative genealogy that considers the emergence of three international human rights treaties: 1) Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field (1864); 2) Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (1951); 3) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006).