HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: Human Rights between Religions and Cultures


Dienstag, 14. April 2015 – 19:00


Dachgeschoß des Juridicums (Schottenbastei 10-16, 1010 Wien)

Tonight, 14. April 2015, the second “HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: Human Rights between Religions and Cultures” of the summer semester will be held at 19:00 o’clock at the rooftop of the Juridicum. The event is organized by the Research Centre Human Rights of the University of Vienna and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and held in cooperation with the DRAVA Verlag.

Human rights are often criticized as being a eurocentric concept imposed upon other states, mostly by cultural imperialism. The idea that human rights are not compatible with some religions and cultures is sometimes invoked to question their universality. The question whether human rights are universal and should be globally valid has also been controversially discussed in the media in the recent months and will be dealt with in depth in this HUMAN RIGHTS TALK. Austrian-Canadian international law expert and human rights lawyer Peter Leuprecht will address these issues in his presentation, followed by a panel discussion with Ingeborg Gerda Gabriel (Institute for Social Ethics, University of Vienna) and Manfred Nowak (Research Centre Human Rights of the University of Vienna; Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights). Irene Brickner (der Standard) will serve as the evening’s moderator.

Within the framework of the event Peter Leuprecht will also present his new book „Reason, Justice, and Dignity: A Journey to Some Unexplored Sources of Human Rights.“

Kindly observe that this event is held in German! Following the discussion the DRAVA Verlag would like to invite you to join the subsequent reception.

Furthermore we would like to point out that the recordings of previous HUMAN RIGHTS TALKS are available at ZIGE.TV.

The event series HUMAN RIGHTS TALKS takes place in cooperation with, juridikum – Austria’s Critical Law Review, profil online and ZIGE.TV.