Call for Papers

Second International Conference on Human Rights

Mofid University
17 - 18 May 2003, Qom - IRAN
With the Cooperation of the United Nations and the International Center for Dialogue among Civilizations

Human rights, despite over a half century of international efforts in norm-setting, institution-building and implementation mechanism provision, remain faced with serious challenges among which are the theoretical ones relating to ontological and epistemological problems and the relationship, manners of interaction and the extent of compatibility of human rights with influential social institutions such as religion, morals, culture and civilization.

Continuing from and building on the achievements of the first International Conference on Human Rights and Dialogue of Civilizations, held in May 2001, Mofid University is planning to hold the second conference of a series decided to occur every two years. The second International Conference on Human Rights has the specific title of "Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights."

The Conference, to be held in May 2003, is intended to be a serious effort to provide an opportunity for various intellectual trends to discuss certain fundamental theoretical issues of human rights. Therefore, scholars and researchers from all countries are cordially invited to write papers on one of the following topics. It is also left to the authors to write on sub-topics of their choice.

Topics of the Conference:

1. Philosophy of Human Rights
2. Human Rights and Religion
3. Human Rights: Universality v. Cultural Diversity

Authors should send a 500-word abstract (in English, Persian, or Arabic ) as e-mail attachment by 31 March 2002. All abstracts must be submitted as Word documents and must contain the title, author's name, postal address, telephone number and e-mail address. They must also contain the schematic plan of the final paper, together with its main assumptions and conclusions. The papers must be submitted to the Secretariat of the Conference by 20 September 2002. The authors of the selected papers will be hosted by Mofid University during the days of the Conference. The Conference will be held at Mofid University (Qom - IRAN), on 17-18 May, 2003.

Secretariat of TFHR Conference
Mofid University,
Sadooq.Ave., Qom, IRAN
P.O.Box: 37185-3611
Tel: +98-251-2925764
Fax: +98-251-2911072 ; 2927395

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