Group Autonomy and Its Critics

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Human Rights Perspectives

lørdag 8. desember 2012, kl. 09:00

Sal: Amalie Skram

Arrangør: Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, UiO

Inngang: Gratis

Are group rights of indigenous peoples and faith communities threatening the rights of women and sexual minorities? This is a main question at the international, interdisciplinary conference taking place 7th and 8th December as a part of the 25th anniversary of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights.

Conference is open to public. For registration, please send an email to kiki.anastasia@nchr.uio.no
 

Day 2: Saturday, 8 December 2012
 
 
SESSION 2 (Part II):
Are Group Autonomy Rights Bad for Women and Sexual Minorities? Dilemmas and Conflicts
 
Case Study 4:
Self-Determination of Faith Communities: Compatible with Women’s Equal Rights in Marriage and Divorce?
Moderator: Oddbjørn Leirvik
 
09:00 – 09:45
 
Muslim Women’s Rights and Sharia Councils in Western Contexts
John R. Bowen
 
Islamic Jurisprudence Facing Local Context: A Fatwa on Marriage in France
Lena Larsen
 
Comments
Anne Hellum
 
09:45 – 10:45
 
Plenary Discussion
 
10:45 – 11:00
 
Coffee Break
 
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Case Study 5:
Women’s Equal Rights vs. Group Autonomy Rights
Moderator: Helga Fastrup Ervik
 
11:00 – 11:45
 
Dynamics of Culture and Human Rights of North American Indigenous Women
Dalee Sambo Dorough
 
Indigenous Women in Latin America: Autonomy Rights and Gender Justice
Rachel Sieder
 
Authority and Authenticity: Sharia Councils, Muslim Women’s Rights, and the English Courts
Shaheen Sardar Ali
 
11:45 – 12:45
 
Plenary Discussion
 
12:45 – 14:00
 
Lunch Break
 
 
 
SESSION 3:
Manifestation of Group Commitments and Practices in the Public Sphere
 
Case Study 6:
May Religious Tenets of Faith Communities be Deployed in Democratic Politics? On the Contested Legitimacy of Political Arguments not Based on “Civic Reason”
Moderator: Cora Alexa Døving
 
14:00 – 14:45
 
Explaining and Defending the Idea of “Civic Reason and Civic Reasoning”: Why State Regulation of Political Discourse is Required in Multi-Religious Societies
Abdullahi An-Na’im
 
Regulation of Religious Argument in Democratic Politics and An-Na’im’s “Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shari’a”: A Critique on Shared Grounds
Tore Lindholm
 
Civic Reason and Civic Reasoning: Legitimate Regulation in a Secular Democracy?
Helge Høibraaten
 
14:45 – 15:45
 
Plenary Discussion
 
15:45 – 16:00
 
Coffee Break
 
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Case Study 7:
To What Extent are National and Other Minorities’, and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Respected in School Education on Language and Culture?
Moderator: Maria Lundberg
 
16:00 – 16:45
 
Integration vs. Minority rights? Language and Education in Macedonia
Ilze Brands Kehris
 
Challenges to Bilingual Education for Ethnic Minorities in China
Koenraad Wellens
 
A Case Study on Education of Sami Culture in Norwegian Schools
Hadi Strømmen Lile
 
16:45 – 17:45
 
Plenary Discussion
 
17:45 – 18:00
 
Closing Remark
Asbjørn Eide
 
19:00 – 22:00
 
Dinner (by invitation only)