Overview

Join us for our upcoming conference on "Human Rights Beyond Territory and State in Practice." This interdisciplinary event will delve into pressing global issues, exploring themes such as climate change, migration, and natural resource extraction beyond traditional borders and governmental responsibilities.

This conference, organised by the Scientific Research Network "Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations in Practice," supported by the Flemish Research Foundation (Belgium), will unite researchers from leading institutions: University of Antwerp (Belgium), University of Ghent (Belgium), Free University of Brussels (Belgium), University of North Carolina at Ashville (USA), and Frederich-Erlangen University (Germany).

What to Expect

Bringing together various participants encompassing academia, civil society, governmental organisations and advocacy groups. 

Day 1: MAY 27th (Full Day)

Plenary Session (morning): A session designed for a broad audience, including a web stream for global participation. 

Expert meeting on Migration (afternoon): This session will address the topic of Extraterritorial obligations of Human Rights regarding Migration through in-depth panel discussions, focusing on jurisdiction and responsibility beyond borders.

Day 2: MAY 28th (Full Day)

Expert Meeting on Climate Change (morning): This session will address the topic of Extraterritorial obligations of Human Rights regarding Climate Change through in-depth panel discussions, focusing on jurisdiction and responsibility beyond borders.

Expert Meeting on Mining (afternoon): This session will address the topic of Extraterritorial obligations of Human Rights regarding Mining through in-depth panel discussions, focusing on jurisdiction and responsibility beyond borders.

Day 3: MAY 29th (half a day) 

Expert Concluding Moment (morning):  Experts wrap up the discussions set in the three thematic topics.

Plenary Concluding Session (early afternoon): In the early afternoon, a live-streamed plenary session, open to all, will consolidate insights from the expert meeting, emphasising the importance of human rights in a world transcending traditional territorial boundaries.