HUMAN RIGHTS AND CULTURAL CONTEXT

BACKGROUND

It has been just over 70 years since the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Among these rights are freedom of expression and equality.  Since then, nine core multilateral treaties have been adopted by most nations.  Protection of these human rights has, however, remained inconsistent among the UN member nations.  One reason for this is the myriad cultures and religions, which possess divergent views of what “human rights” are.  Critics of the UDHR claim that it was authored by western nations without regard to other ideologies.  Defenders of the UDHR claim that essential human rights should not be denied due to “cultural relativism.”  This lecture will examine these competing viewpoints. 

 

ACTIVITY, DATE, AND VENUE

AIFIS in cooperation with Faculty of Sharia and Law, UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta will conduct this event on:

Date                : Thursday, 14 March 2019

Time               : 09.30 – 11.30 WIB

Venue            : Teatrical Room

  Faculty of Sharia and Law, UIN Sunan Kalijaga

  Jl. Adisucipto, Yogyakarta

SPEAKER

Christopher Cason, JD

Chris’ legal practice in the United States consisted primarily of Federal commercial litigation and insolvency, his pro bono work was highlighted by his founding of the Debtor’s legal clinic in Seattle, Washington.  He also represented as area manager, the largest online retailer in the World, Amazon.com.  Mr. Cason then turned his attention to education.  He taught business law and legal principles at Seattle Pacific University, then went abroad first to South Korea then to his current home in Indonesia.  He has been breaking language barriers and preparing lawyers in these countries to deal with foreign legal issues. Currently, Mr. Cason is using his experience to enhance the Indonesian legal community, Lecturing at the Islamic University of Indonesia, as well as working with the NGO the Indonesian organization for Migrants Rights, on editing the Indonesian Journal of International and Comparative Law, and other comprehensive projects.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Faishol Adib, M.A                                                          

Email: faishol.adib@aifis.orgMobile: 0815 799 2089

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