Between Rhetoric and Reality
21-23 August 2006, Leuven, Belgium
We invite policy makers, practitioners, academics, students, community
leaders, and others who are interested in the field of social justice
and human rights to register for the international conference “Social
Justice and Human Rights in the Era of Globalisation: Between Rhetoric
and Reality”. This conference will take place in Leuven, Belgium
between 21 and 23 August 2006.
The main conference theme will be analysed through three main angles:
(1) Theoretical Issues in Social Justice and Human Rights: How do
various forms of justice – political, social, economic and legal –
relate to one another? In which way can human rights concepts and
instruments contribute to justice? What are the correlations between
justice and human rights at the national and the international level?
(2)Social Justice and Human Rights and Societies in Transition: What
does the concept of social justice mean in societies emerging from
violent conflict? How to tackle issues of legal justice and social
justice at the same time? What is the role of the international
community in promoting social justice and human rights in societies in
(3)New Directions in Social Justice and Human Rights: crime and
justice; gender and justice; culture and justice; justice and
sustainability; rights, responsibilities, and justice.
The conference consists of:
(a) an opening session with keynote addresses
(b) three plenary sessions, with invited speakers for specific themes
(c) workshops with individual papers, selected by the scientific
committee (including special workshops for student presentations)
(d) a field visit to a Leuven prison (optional)
(e) a conference dinner with a special musical act.The deadline for paper abstracts is 10 JULY 2006.
The conference is taking place in Leuven, a Flemish historical city in
the heart of Belgium, and half an hour travel distance from Brussels,
the capital of Europe. Leuven is known, amongst other things, for its
university, which is the oldest of the Low Countries and a very
important centre of learning in Belgium and Europe.
For all information concerning this conference, please visit:http://www.globus-socialjustice.org/html/news.htm