The dispute of human rights in the light of historical prejudice

The dispute of human rights in the light of historical prejudice: The specific case of African societies

Join us for this online presentation by Professor Roger Koudé, holder of the UNESCO Chair Mémoire, Cultures et Interculturalité at the Catholic University of Lyon.

One of the keys to understanding the ideological dispute between Africa and the West on the subject of human rights seems to be explained by the tragic experiences that the African continent has undergone in previous centuries, in particular transatlantic slavery and the slave trade, followed by colonization as a system of domination of peoples by other peoples. In addition to these two tragedies and their current consequences, there are contemporary practices that sometimes result in strategies of instrumentalization of human rights for geopolitical purposes. How can we resolve this ideological dispute with numerous consequences and work together for the universality of human rights, as it is unambiguously proclaimed by the international legal instruments relating to it, as a common ideal?

Date and time

OCT 12, 2022

10 a.m.

Location

Online | Zoom Webinar

Language

Event in French.

Free and open to all.

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About our speaker

Roger Koudé is Professor of International Law at the Institute of Human Rights in Lyon (IDHL) where he teaches, among other things, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law and geopolitics. He holds the UNESCO Chair Mémoire, Cultures et Interculturalité at the Catholic University of Lyon.

Professor Koudé is also the editor of the analytical journal Études interculturelles and the author of numerous publications, notably on international law, the law of fundamental freedoms, international humanitarian law, etc.