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Human Rights Treaties and How They are Received

Lecture Series: Jewish and Islamic Perspectives on Human Rights (with video recording)

Since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, Jewish and Muslim legal scholars and intellectuals have helped draft many other agreements and statements on human rights, which have a specific regional or national scope.

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Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)

Video recording of the lecture Human Rights Treaties and How They are Received (English with a German introduction); 25 January 2018; Jewish Museum Berlin 2018

What religious and ethical norms underlie these agreements? And what are the primary features of the current Jewish and Muslim discourse over the adaptation and practical enforcement of human rights outside of Europe and North America?

Michael Galchinsky and Mashood Baderin will debate these and other questions. Moderation: Dr. Nahed Samour, Lichtenberg-Kolleg, The Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study.

Michael Galchinsky

Michael Galchinsky is Associate Provost of the Organization for Institutional Effectiveness and a member of the Center for Human Rights and Democracy at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He is the author of several books, including Jews and Human Rights: Dancing at Three Weddings.

Text Jüdische und islamische Perspektiven auf Menschenrechte (Jewish and Islamic Perspectives on Human Rights)
Mashood Baderin

Mashood Baderin is Professor of Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He was appointed to the United Nations Human Rights Council as expert advisor on the human rights situation in Sudan. His books include International Human Rights and Islamic Law.

Lecture Series Program (in German)
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  • When 25 Jan 2018
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

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