The Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights: Synergies or Tensions?

Start date
Monday, 29 May 2017, 10:00
End date
Monday, 29 May 2017, 13:30
ISS - rroom 4.14

Seminar to investigate in what way human rights protection interacts with promoting the SDGs, and which synergies and tensions can be identified

The seminar will explore two main questions:

  1. If synergies are likely, which human rights (aspects) are most likely to contribute to sustainable development?
  2. How the interdependence of human rights affects the interplay with the SDGs: is a focus on particular human rights or on inequality advisable or does it require integral human rights protection (and is the latter feasible?)


This seminar will be chaired by ISS Professor Karin Arts, and Professor Kristin Henrard (ESL)

Professor Sanne Taekema and Professor Kristin Henrard (both of Erasmus School of Law) will participate.

The seminar is an activity of the Research Excellence Initiative  INFAR (Integrating Normative and Functional Approaches to Rule of Law and Human Rights), which is a collaborative project involving Erasmus School of Law (ESL), ISS and Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC).

Below you will find the full programme attached

How to participate: 

In case you wish to attend, please register through and send us your name, and contact details.
On Friday 26 May all registered participants will receive an email with the latest update and logistical details.

Publication date: 24 April 2017