Lecture on European Minority Rights

Recognition of Diversity and Minorities in Post-Multicultural Europe: What Rights for Which Community(ies?)

Thursday, September 19, 12:00 pm, 201 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley

Dorota Anna Gozdecka 

Faculty of Law, Centre of Excellence in Foundations of European law and Polity, University of Helsinki; EU Center Visiting Scholar

Recognition of different types of minorities and identities has been one of the central aims of European rights regimes. Processes of European integration gradually expanded the catalogue of rights and values binding European states. Recently however, multiple legal changes in many European states constantly bring a picture of a crisis rather than commitment to diversity; European states constantly oscillate between the discourse of recognition and introduction of exclusionary legal measures. These post-multicultural legal tendencies lead to the emergence of multiple Others and hyper-fragmentation of European rights discourses.

A light lunch will be served.

This event is cosponsored by the Institute of European Studies (IES); and Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES). This event is funded in part by the European Union.

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