Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Conference: Systems Theory and Human Rights

On October 18, 2018, the Centre for Law and Society at Lancaster University Law School will hold a conference on "Systems Theory and Human Rights." The program is here. Here's the idea:
Recent years have seen a blossoming of scholarship on the philosophical concept of human rights, and the related notion of human rights law, with contributions from authors as diverse as Allen Buchanan, Charles Beitz, Costas Douzinas, James Griffin, and Gunther Teubner. The objective of this roundtable is to consider the distinctive offering from systems theory to the debate, including the closed systems theory of autopoiesis and open theory of complexity.