Research & Studies

Patrick Pasture: The Invention of European Human Rights

I will not in the following essay investigate the multiple origins of today’s human rights nor actually question the importance of human rights for Europe.

My purpose is to review some recent developments in the interdisciplinary, quite fragmented historiography of human rights (including by jurists) and discuss its significance for European history and identity.

My emphasis is on the formative period after the Second World War, but considered in its long-term setting.

Lecture by Patrick Pasture (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Date: on 17th of April at 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Europe House – Bibó Auditorium, Chernel u. 14. H-9730 Kőszeg