International Webinar on “The importance of human rights – factor of society’s democracy, with an emphasis on freedom of expression and its limitations”

About the organizer/college/university

IMS Law College, Noida which was established in 2004, is the first Law College in Gautam Buddha Nagar to have started B.A., LL.B. 5-year degree programme. The College is known for its academic excellence and value-added education. It caters 5-year law degree courses like B.A., LL.B., B.Com. LL.B. and LL.B. 3-year degree courses to the aspirants to be competent legal professionals.  It imparts world-class education in the discipline of law.

Besides, its parent body, IMS-Noida has also collaborations with several Universities overseas and seeks to imbibe a global mindset into its students. Most importantly, there is also a strong focus on research and IMS encourages its faculty and students to undertake consultancy projects with corporate. In order to explore the various dimensions of English language and Literature, IMS Language and Literature club was constituted in 2019. Since then, it has been organizing various national and international webinars to benefit the research scholars and academicians apart from the students of literature.

Details about the event

 International Webinar on “The importance of human rights – factor of society’s democracy, with an emphasis on freedom of expression and its limitations” on November 10, 2022 at 3:00 PM via Google Meet

Concept note 

The importance of human rights – factor of society’s democracy, with an emphasis on freedom of expression and its limitations

Democracy as a form of social order and an ideal that countries strive to achieve, brings a series of challenges and a series of issues that have been treated differently throughout history and targeted different categories of people. After World War II and the great social traumas experienced, there was a period of “revival” of human rights, struggle for their protection and ensuring legal certainty in the use. The destruction of over six million Jews, Sinti and Roma, homosexuals and people with disabilities has shocked the world. Trials in Nuremberg and Tokyo after World War II, in which criminals were convicted of war crimes, crimes against peace, and crimes against humanity, marked a new era of humanity and a revival of the ideal of democracy. As a result, a number of international and regional acts have been adopted. The right to life, the prohibition of torture and inhuman treatment, the prohibition of slavery and forced labor, the prohibition of discrimination based on sex, race, color, language, religion, political or any other opinion, national or social origin, belonging to a national minority, material status, birth origin or any other status, the right to freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association are strictly defined in the most important international and regional documents, such as: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, European Convention on Human Rights, American Convention on Human Rights, African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and others.

The right to freedom of expression became relevant after World War II and the terrible consequences of the Holocaust. Most of the texts devoted to this right quote the thought of John Stuart Mill who says: “freedom of expression protects us from corruption and tyranny in government.” This freedom is one of the basic guarantees of an open and pluralistic society. Different countries, according to different historical and political contexts, approach freedom of expression and hate speech differently, thus, the American model and the European model are different in themselves.

Freedom of expression is not an absolute human right, which may be subject to certain restrictions. It is necessary to distinguish between freedom of opinion, which in any case is an absolutely inviolable right, and freedom of expression, which is a political right, which for justified reasons is subject to certain restrictions.

On the other hand, hate speech (as a concept that is often treated as very close and opposed to the right to freedom of expression) is a concept that is given a special place in the legal tradition as a result of great historical traumas, emphasizing the overall Nazi experience as the center of attention. In order to prevent the “repetition” of history, the ban on hate speech is necessary for a healthy democratic state. 



Target Audience

·       Students

·       Faculty Members

·       Professionals

·       Research Scholars

·     Anyone interested in the event

Speaker:

Martina Todorovska, International law expert from Skopje 

Meeting ID:  

IMS Law College, Noida’s international webinar on “The importance of Human Rights – factor of society’s democracy, with an emphasis on freedom of expression and its limitations”

Thursday, November 10 · 2:45 – 4:15pm

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/hzi-nbot-ixo

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 307-316-4748 PIN: ‪161 490 015#

Registration form:  

https://forms.gle/dU4eGAcsrXBbnT2u9

 Fee details (if any) – REGISTRATION FREE

E-certificates to all the registered participants.

Deadline: Register by 9 November, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Contact Information-Convener-Prof. Govind Prasad Goyal-WhatsApp no.-+91-997-112-9012 and Dr Sudhakaran – Mobile- 9718475650

Official link : https://imslawcollege.com/

 You may join whatsApp group:

https://chat.whatsapp.com/HrEU1yfKw9CJS1RL9r1pgE

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