International Seminar: Human Dignity and Law in Life and Death


Friday, June 3, 2016, 9:00am to 6:00pm


Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, Classroom 3018

RCC is pleased to announce this International Seminar organized by Profs. Fernando Suárez Bilbao, Rector, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, and José María Puyol Montero, Professor of History of Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Respect for human dignity at the end of life and the limits of power available to each person regarding their own existence have become major issues in the Western world. The aim of this international seminar is to bring new ideas to the contemporary debate on human dignity in life and death in Europe and America in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. To do this it is necessary to analyze the philosophical principles and historical events that have helped shape the current views on capital punishment and euthanasia, particularly studying the cases of Belgium, Holland and the United States, as well as their treatment by public opinion in Western countries. 

Sponsors: Real Colegio Complutense, Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP), Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Harvard Law School Criminal Justice Program, Institute for Ethics in Communication and Organizations (IECO), and Tirant lo Blanch Publisher


You can learn more about the event here:

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