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Rethinking Rights in a plural society

2010
Rethinking Rights in a plural society

6th-10th September 2010
The new “moral lingua franca”. That is, the new way in which different cultures communicate their values. This is the compelling expression by which American constitutional scholar Michael Perry has defined human rights.

Whether this new lingua franca is accepted benevolently or half-heartedly, the affirmation undeniably carries a lot of truth. There is hardly an area of public interest where rights do not play a primary role.
Politics, international relations, economics, even religion and culture are tackled with special consideration to their juridical profile. How can rights and economic development be reconciled? Is there a future for ancient juridical cultures, such as religious ones? What are the true, original rights which developing peoples are waiting to see recognized? Above all, how can a right be distinguished from a claim? What are the criteria for understanding where the promotion of human rights turns into some form of colonialism, however sophisticated (and even more worryingly so)?
The Summer School launched by the Studium Generale Marcianum through the newly-born School For Advanced Studies - Society- Economy-Theology (ASSET) intends to deal with the rights issue, precisely because it perceives that today jurisprudence is not to be relegated to one area of life: conversely, it cuts across the whole horizon of social experience.
Political and juridical philosophers, constitutional scholars, ministers, and experts in Islamic Law will all contribute to an intense dialogue with the course participants.
The aim is not just to illustrate which new frontiers are set before the juridical experience but to respond to one of the major threats of our times. In fact, by pervading the most diverse areas of human action, the law risks oversimplifying its
complexity and weakening its consistency or even its taste. By articulating human relations in terms of rights and duties there is the risks of demeaning them.
To find a juridical concept capable of valuing them, as well as perceiving their meaning and protecting it, is a challenge: what is at stake is not only the future of rights but that of the entire human society.

PROGRAM:

MONDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 2010
I PANEL - THE “NEW RIGHTS” IN THE EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN PUBLIC SPACE
8:45 REGISTRATION
9:15 OPENING GREETINGS
09:30 His Eminence Card. A. Scola (Patriarch of Venice )
Chair B. E. Ferme (President of Studium Generale Marcianum)
10:00 Francesco Pizzetti (President Italian Authority for Privacy)
10:40 James Q. Whitman (Yale Law School) video message
11:15 Coffee break
11:30 Robert George (Princeton University)
12:15 Discussion
13:00 Lunch (offered by the organisation)

TUESDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2010
II PANEL - THE RIGHT TO DECENT WORK IN THE GLOBALIZATION ERA
Chair Ignazio Musu – Università Ca’ Foscari (Venice)
10:30 Giuliano Cazzola (Vice president of Public and Private Work Commission of
Chamber of Deputies)
11:15 Coffee break
11:45 Tiziano Treu (Senator of the Italian Republic)
12:30 Discussion
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Communications
18:00 Conclusion

WENSDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2010
III PANEL - THE DETERMINATION OF NEW RIGHTS IN THE CONTEMPORARY BIOETHICAL DEBATE

Chair Andrea Pin – University of Padua
10:30 Francesco D’Agostino (President Emeritus of the Italian Committee for the Bio-ethics)
11:15 Coffee break
11:45 Lorenza Violini (University of Milan)
12:30 Discussion
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Social Event

THURSDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2010
IV PANEL - ISLAMIC LAW AND SECULAR SOCIETIES

Chair Martino Diez – Oasis International Foundation (Venice)
10:30 Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im (Emory University School of Law di Atlanta, USA)
11:15 Coffee break
11:45 Massimo Papa (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
12:30 Discussion
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Communications
18:00 Conclusion

FRIDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2010
V PANEL - THE HUMAN PERSON BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY. WHICH PLACE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS?

Chair Alberto Peratoner – ASSET School for Advanced Studies (Venice)
10:30 Chantal Delsol (Université Paris-Est )
11:30 Coffee break
11:45 Giuseppe Goisis (University Ca’ Foscari, Venice)
12:30 Discussion
13:00 Delivery of certificates of attendance

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