IHME Open Talks about Human Rights


Where do human rights really come from? What values do they reflect? How are they defined internationally and here in Finland? What does being European mean? What is the connection between human rights and religion? Are human rights a “secular” religion? What happens if your own set of values and human rights are in conflict?

The IHME Open discussion on Saturday evening on the IHME Days will be about national, European and universal values seen in terms of human rights. The discussion will be led by the Executive Director of the Finnish section of Amnesty International, Frank Johansson. His guests are: the Vice Dean of Law at the University of Helsinki, Senior Lecturer in International Law and Deputy Director of the Erik Castrén Institute, Jarna Petman; the vice-chairman of the Feminist Association Unioni, Maryan Abdulkarim, who has made frequent public interventions in discrimination against immigrants in Finland; and the Finnish-Catalan CEO of Providentia Oy, Santi Martínez, who teaches Business Ethics in Aalto University.

IHME Open on Saturday, April 5, at 17:45-18.45 at the Great Hall of the Old Student House. See the whole discussions programme here. Free entrance to all events!