Belgrade 2015: Human Rights and Universality
The 2015 AHRI Human Rights Conference
The 2015 AHRI conference took place on September 21-22 with the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights as host. There was a social event on the evening of the 20th for those arriving early. The form and content of the conference varied from last year’s conference in the sense that the 1st day had an institutional content, such as discussion of funding proposals, constitutional amendments etc. This form was based on a decision from the Executive Committee in 2014 to have a large biannual conference and then a smaller and member-oriented conference the other year. Therefore this year's conference was only for AHRI members.
In parallel there was a panel session for PhD students from AHRI member institutions.
The 2nd day was dedicated to one of the most topical debates within the field, namely human rights and universality. The academic content of the 2nd day focused on four topics:
Protecting the Rights of Others: the democratic challenge of securing human rights to migrants, refugees and stateless persons (organized by Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, DIHR)
Universality and the European Union: a tale of autonomy, coherence, good intentions and selectivity (organized by Jan Wouters)