Cultural Practices and Egalitarian Discourses: What Role for Human Rights?


Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 202, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

A Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law (website) Brown Bag Seminar with Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko. Everyone welcome... and please bring your lunch!


The presentation will address the relationship and interaction between our vision of certain cultural practices as shaped by our egalitarian discourses. Instead of viewing culture and equality as opposite and contradictory terms, the presentation will attempt to articulate how their interaction if conceived in new ways can contribute to the advancement and better realization of more justice for everyone. Finally, some proposals as to the better definition of the role played by international human rights within this interaction will be formulated.