Group Autonomy and Its Critics

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Human Rights Perspectives

fredag 7. desember 2012, kl. 09:00

Sal: Wergeland

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 1: Friday, 7 December 2012
 
 
OPENING:
 
09:00 – 09:30
 
Welcome
Nils A. Butenschøn
 
Greetings from the Rector of the University of Oslo
Ole Petter Ottersen
 
Opening Statement
Gry Larsen
 
Introductory remarks
Maria Lundberg and Ingvill Thorson Plesner
 
09:30 – 10:15
 
Keynote Lecture
Ayelet Shachar
 
10:15 – 10:45
 
Plenary Discussion
 
10:45 – 11:00
 
Coffee Break
 
 
SESSION 1:
Nation-Building and Recognition of Peoples’ Rights: Core Dilemmas of Ethnic Autonomy Politics
 
Case Study 1:
Are Nation-Building Policies Thwarting Implementation of Peoples’ Rights?
Moderator: Else Grete Broderstad
 
11:00 – 12:00
 
Implementing “Regional National Autonomy Law” for Peoples’ Rights in China?
ZHOU Yong
 
Nation-State Transition and Linguistic Practices: The Tibet-China Dispute
Robert Barnett
 
Case of Sejdić and Finci v. Bosnia and Herzegovina
John Packer
 
The Sami Parliament and Beyond: Options and Constraints for Sami Nation-Building
Laila Susanne Vars
 
12:00 – 13:00
 
Plenary Discussion
 
13:00 – 14:00
 
Lunch Break
 
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Case Study 2:
To What Extent Are Indigenous Peoples’ and Ethnic Minorities’ Rights to Effective Participation Respected in Decision-Making on the Use of Natural Resources?
Moderator: Kirsti Strøm Bull
 
14:00 – 14:45
 
Comments on the Expert Mechanism Advice on Indigenous Peoples and the Right to Participate in Decision-Making, with a Focus on Extractive Industries
Chief Wilton Littlechild
 
Recent Development in the Sámi People’s Rights to Natural Resources in Norway
Ole Henrik Magga
 
Are There Indigenous Peoples in Indonesia? Circumventing Established Human Rights Concepts for the Sake of National Unity?
Knut D. Asplund
 
14:45 – 15:45
 
Plenary Discussion
 
15:45 – 16:00
 
Coffee Break
 
 
Session 2 (Part I):
Are Group Autonomy Rights Bad for Women and Sexual Minorities? Dilemmas and Conflicts
 
Case Study 3:
Self-Determination of Faith Communities and Non-Discrimination in Employment
Moderator: Ingvill Thorson Plesner
 
16:00 – 16:45
 
Protection against Gender Discrimination when Dealing with Employment in Religious Communities: The Norwegian Approach
Vibeke Blaker Strand
 
Religious Autonomy in the United States and Beyond: Towards a General Theory of Religious Autonomy
Cole Durham
 
Theory of Religious Autonomy
Jocelyn MacIure
 
16:45 – 17:45
 
Plenary Discussion
 
19:00 – 22:00
 
Dinner (by invitation only)
Welcome by Jan Erik Helgesen