Project description

Multiple manifestations of cultural and religious diversity, partly induced by international migration, structure modern societies. In times of economic uncertainty and ethical disagreement, when specific groups feel threatened or discriminated against, identity conflicts thus frequently arise and undermine long-term conviviality. Too often, these challenges are met with reductive solutions based on the fear of the other, which foster social fragmentation rather than cohesion. As the European Court of Human Rights has highlighted, it is therefore essential to draw on international human rights standards in order to articulate legal instruments and public policies that uphold fundamental principles of justice. Drawing on various disciplinary perspectives, the MULTIHURI project “Diversity and conviviality: human rights as guidelines for action” seeks to contribute to this process through critical analyses on four European states (Spain, France, Italy and the United Kingdom) and their comparison with the qualitatively different, historically speaking at least, Canadian experience.

The III MULTIHURI International conference on human rights, diversity and conviviality will be held on 1-2 June 2017 at the University of Valencia Law Faculty. The meeting will pursue four objectives: 1) identify obstacles to intercultural conviviality in the migration context of Spain, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and Canada; 2) analyse the impact of human rights institutions on processes of ethnic minority stigmatisation and discrimination, taking into account the gender dimension; 3) describe experiences of civic mobilisation in favour of the rights of migrants and their descendants, as well as the results obtained; 4) formulate jurisprudential, legislative and administrative proposals to guarantee equality and promote inclusion in diverse societies. The activity is aimed at professors, researchers and students as well as professionals and activists interested in these issues.

Renowned Spanish and international scholars will explore contemporary problems in the area of cultural identities, racism and xenophobia, the right to health and education, as well as the relationship between gender and diversity. These presentations will be complemented with several panels of communications on the same themes.

To register, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., specifying your name, surname, university or other organisation and ID number. The conference fee is 20€ until 15 May and 30€ thereafter. Transfers must be made to Santander account IBAN ES28 0049 6722 09 2210016204 under participants' full name. All attendees will receive a certificate and complimentary bag from the University of Valencia Human Rights Institute.

All those interested in proposing a communication are required to attach a text of 1000-1500 words and a short bio to their registration application before 1st May. Posters are also welcome. The list of accepted communications and posters will be published on 10 May. A digital volume will subsequently be edited with the contributions of all those who submit the full manuscript of their communication before 1 July 2017 to the abovementioned email. Click here for the guidelines on manuscript lenght and format (in Spanish).

Detailed conference program (in Spanish)

Program of communications (In Spanish)

 

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