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Other — The Faculty of Law is proud to present the launch of the first UNESCO Chair awarded to the University of Copenhagen.
Date & Time:
South Campus, University of Copenhagen, room 9A-0-01, Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S.
Professor of Law and Humanities Helle Porsdam & the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen
Cultural rights, a new and hot field of human rights research, provides a much-needed discourse or common forum in which we can explain and negotiate cultural meanings when controversies arise over e.g. cultural heritage or the role of science in society and politics. Culture and law are inseparable: Culture conditions the interpretation and adoption of legal rules – and law formalizes cultural norms and rights, and conditions cultural attributes and expressions.
Helle Porsdam will briefly talk about how she intends to put the new UNESCO Chair to good use, and how this may benefit the University of Copenhagen as a whole. Among the other speakers is Professor Mikel Mancisidor, a Law Graduate and Doctor in International Relations who is currently serving as Vice-Chair of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), of which he has been a member since 2013.