The III International conference organised by the MULTIHURI research team, focusing on human rights issues in the area of cultural identities, racism, health, education and gender equality, was held at the University of Valencia Law Faculty on 1-2 June 2017. Reflecting the academic and social relevance of the event, over 30 researchers presented communications and posters and another 30 participants joined in to listen to and debate with some 20 prestigious Spanish and international speakers. Recordings of the presentations are available in the "video" section; full texts of some communications will follow in the coming weeks. In the meantime, a selection of the best pictures is displayed below.

 

Inauguration

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Ángeles Solanes Corella, director of the conference; María Elena Olmos Ortega, dean of the Law Faculty.

 

Opening conference

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A conversation of the limits of law and politics regarding the recognition of identity. From left to right: Sami Naïr, invited professor, University of Valencia Human Rights Institute; Ángeles Solanes Corella, University of Valencia; Javier de Lucas, director of the University of Valencia Human Rights Institute.

 

Identities and culture

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From left to right: Encarnación La Spina, University of Deusto (moderator); Pierre Bosset, University of Quebec in Montreal, Systemic transformation through human rights: Institutional and judicial strategies in Quebec; Letizia Mancini, University of Milan, The penal relevance of cultural factors. Reflections from the Italian case; Maxime St-Hilaire, University of Sherbrooke, Can the philosophy of recognition justify demands for the recognition of a legal system?

 

Panel of communications I

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From left to right: Alfredo Pacheco Torralva, UV/chief inspector, Rafelbunyol Local Police; David Garfella Gil, inspector, Silla Local Police; David Colomer, UV; Ángel Joel López Méndez, UV; Asier Martínez de Bringas, University of Deusto.

 

Racism and xenophobia

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From left to right: María José Aguilar Idáñez, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Racism and xenophobia in mediapolis: Is it possible to build an insurgent citizenry?; Lourdes Santos Pérez, University of Salamanca, Reflections on immigration detention centres and the justification of punishment; Albert Mora Castro, University of Valencia, Xenophobia, discrimination and hate crimes in Spain and the Valencian Community.

 

Social rights: Health and education

Ana IsabelAna Isabel Vázquez Cañete, University of Castilla-La Mancha, RDL 16/2012 and citizens' response to healthcare exclusion; Pier-Luc Dupont, University of Valencia, The struggle for curricular pluralism between cultural recognition and cultural reproduction.

 

Panel of comunications II

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From left to right: Antonio Liu Yang, lawyer-intercultural mediator Spain-China; Danai Delipetrou, University of Valencia (moderator); Piotr Andruczyk, University of Valencia; Elena Mut, University de Valencia; Stefania Tusini, University for Foreigners Perugia.

 

Gender and diversity (I)

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From left to right: Ángeles Solanes Corella, University of Valencia, Woman and Islam in European case law: Between the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice; Pilar Martínez-Vasseur, University of Nantes, Film and national identity: The cinema of Pedro Almodóvar; Encarnación La Spina, University of Deusto, The rights of Muslim women in Spanish case law. Simple arguments, complex realities

 

Panel of communications III

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From left to right: Daniel Buraschi, University of Castilla-La Mancha; Paula Martín Godoy, University of Granada; Luis Ángel Triguero Martínez, University of Granada; María Dalli, University of Valencia; Albert Moncusí, University of Valencia.

 

Gender and diversity (II)

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From left to right: Danai Delipetrou, University of Valencia, The protection of LGBT persons in Canada: Challenges and initiatives regarding LBT refugee women; Rocío Villanueva Flores, Catholic Ecclesiastical University of Peru, Women's rights and legal pluralism in Latin America.

 

10Danai Delipetrou, University of Valencia (moderator); Bridget Anderson, University of Oxford, Better off with us: Reflections on the challenges and achievements of 30 years of migrant domestic workers organising.

 

Closing speech

11Ángeles Solanes Corella, University of Valencia (moderator); Francisco Javier García Castaño, University of Granada, The diversity trap: On equalities and equities in the production of difference in the schooling context.

 

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