Denialism and Human Rights

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KEYNOTES

 

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Bruna Seu Irene Reader in Psychosocial Studies and Psychotherapist, University of London

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Cameron Edwin Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

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De Haan Willem Professor Emeritus of Criminology, VU University Amsterdam

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Dettmeijer Corinne Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against   Children

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Dwyer James Professor of Law, W&M Law School

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Nelken David Professor of Comparative & Transnational Law in Context, King’s College London

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PANEL MEMBERS 

Panel 1.1. Neutralizations and rationalizations
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Nelen Hans Chair of the panel

Anderson Kjell Moral Killers: Denial and the Restructuring   of Moral Frameworks in Genocide

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Han Chang-Ryung Denial of Obligation of Protection:   Decoupling of anti-wildlife smuggling practices from wildlife protection   policy

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Paulose Regina Refugee Narratives and Denialism

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Panel 1.2. The Holocaust  

 

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Moerland Roland Chair of the panel

Kahn Robert A. Can law understand the harm of genocide   denial?

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Brants Chrisje Conveniently Forgotten? The Case of the   Netherlands after World War II

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Verbeeck Georgi Holocaust denial – master model of denialism?

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Panel 1.3. Economic, social and cultural rights  

 

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Arosemena Gustavo When is the authority of law a fraud? A   discussion of poverty, legality and rationality

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Vidmar Jure Denial of residency rights

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Coomans (Chair of the panel) Fons Denial of poverty as a human rights issue

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Panel 1.4. Institutions  

 

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Krommendijk Jasper Chair of the panel

Baranowska Grażyna Denying enforced disappearances – can the   ECHR change the narrative?

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Webster Elaine Denial of Responsibility? Interpretation of   Article 3 ECHR, Self-inflicted Harm and the Subject of Human Rights Law

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Wentholt Niké A convenient break with history: the   transformative role of European Union conditionality on patterns of denial by   Serbian political transitional elites

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Panel 2.1. International justice 

 

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Krommendijk Jasper Chair of the panel

Gilbert &   Harbord Adam & Katherine Denialism in (In)action: failure to act in   South Sudan and the Central African Republic

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Magliveras Konstantinos D. Fighting Impunity for Gross Violations of   Human Rights in Africa: The African Union and Denialism

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Ananthavinayagan Thamil Venthan Overcoming denialism through international   engagement with UN human rights bodies – a case study of Sri Lanka

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Panel 2.2. Rwanda  

 

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Grünfeld Fred Denialism during the period of possible   prevention of the Genocide in Rwanda 1994

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Moerland (Chair of the panel) Roland The killing of death – The BBC documentary   Rwanda’s untold story and the denial of the genocide against the Tutsi

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Kirui Dorris Temko The impact of ethnogenesis on structural   injustice against the Twa

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Panel 2.3. AIDS denial 

 

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Coomans Fons Chair of the panel

Mtwazi Candice HIV

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Nienaber Annelize A new kind of AIDS-denialism in South Africa

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Panel 2.4 Denial of child maltreatment in foster care and child custody proceedings  

 

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De Ruiter Corine Denial of child abuse in child custody   proceedings: ‘the facts please, nothing but the facts’

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Weterings Tonny Denial of Child Maltreatment in Foster Care   and Child Custody Proceedings

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Willems (Chair of the panel) Jan Denialism and Children’s Rights – The Denial  of Child Maltreatment and the Failure to Understand Gross Human Rights   Violations against Babies and Young Children

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Panel 3.1. Structures, methods and techniques 

 

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Nelen Hans Chair of the panel

Heinze Eric ‘Functional’ Denial and the Politics of Human   Rights

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Shaw Yung-Djong Two Strands of Chines Denialism: Their Roots, Their Structures and How They May Be Disarmed

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Worster William Thomas Denying Non-Refoulement Protections by   Applying Alternate Legal Regimes

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Panel 3.2. Legal treatment of negationism in Europe: Towards a hierarchy of genocides? 

 

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Mazmanyan Armen Chair of the panel

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Uladzislau Belavusau Armenian Genocide v Holocaust in Strasbourg: Trivialisation in Comparison

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Garibian Sévane Some reflections on the Perinҫek v.   Switzerland case

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Keiler Johannes Denial of the Holocaust in Austria: Past and   Future Perspectives

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Panel 3.3. The Upbringing Pledge and the (Denial of the) Rights of Children in Families 

 

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Willems Jan Chair of the panel

Declerck Charlotte The use(lessness) of the parental upbringing   pledge from a family law perspective

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Reynaert Didier The parental upbringing pledge: a right of   the child?

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Van Crombrugge Hans The return of Levana: the parental upbringing pledge as a right of the child

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Panel 4.1. Denial, stereotypes and awareness 

 

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Ceylan Tok &   Aladag Gorentas Gul & Itir Denialism and Secularism: the Passive   Secularism in Question

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Mueller Ulrike Race, Denial and Ignorance: the “zwarte Piet” controversy in the Netherlands

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Krommendijk (Chair of the panel) Jasper Dutch denialism of human rights problems:   exceptional or not?

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Panel 4.2. Herero genocide, Holocaust, Armenian genocide 

 

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Coomans Fons Chair of the panel

Garsha Jeremiah J. Forgetting by Remembering: Namibian Memorials As Denial of the Herero and Nama Genocide

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Lilach Beth From Southwest Africa to Auschwitz: An   Examination of Slavery, Genocide, Denial, and Resistance, 1884-2015

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Erdogan Birsen Armenian genocide

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Panel 4.3. New penology 

 

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Nelen Hans Chair of the panel

Hunt Cecil J. Jim Crow 2.0: Denialism, Human Rights, and American Mass Incarceration

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Williams Samantha Justifying Acts of Denialism: The Case of   Prisoner Disenfranchisement in the UK

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Panel 4.4. Gross human rights violations 

 

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Moerland Roland Chair of the panel

Hurtado Michael Reed Killing Through the State in the Colombian   War: Getting Away with Murder

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Van Baar & Hola Annika & Barbora “That’s none of our business!” Denial of   corporate involvement in international crimes

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Connell James Enforced Silence: U.S. Denialism of Torture

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Panel 5.1. Climate change denial 

 

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Nelen Hans Chair of the panel

Aliozi Zoi Climate Justice: Climate Change and Human   Rights

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Parncutt Richard Is influential climate denial a massive human rights violation?

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Van Berkel Dennis Litigating against climate change denialism:   the potential of human rights actions

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Panel 5.2. Legal treatment of negationism in Europe: Towards a hierarchy of genocides? 

 

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Mazmanyan Armen Chair of the panel

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Cajani Luigi Legislating History: Genocide Denial in the   EU Law

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Heinze Eric “Der günstige Eindruck auf das Ausland spielt keine geringe Rolle’: Do States have a Symbolic Interest in Banning Genocide   Denial?”

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Naftali Patricia The ‘Right to Truth’ and Mass Atrocities   Denial Before the European Court of Human Rights: To Recognize or Not to   Recognize?

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Panel 5.3. Denial of the family law origins of childhood abuse 

 

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Van Harten Gert The Denial of the Family law Origins of   Childhood Abuse (co-author)

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Willems Jan The Denial of the Family Law Origins of   Childhood Abuse (co-author)

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Panel 5.4. Dealing with denial – Open access publishing – Working group on denialism and human rights 

 

Last name First name Title Abstract PowerPoint Slides
Moerland Roland Chair of the panel

Van Laer Coen Open access publishing

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