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Luxembourg, 2 December 2020

The purpose of the project is to understand and analyse, from an interdisciplinary perspective (law, philosophy, sociology, political science) and with a procedural focus, the commonalities and differences between the representation of past and future generations. In this regard, it examines the articulation, in the international arena, between the judiciary and non-judiciary procedural techniques, both in terms of reparation (towards past generations) and prevention (towards future generations). It does so by combining theoretical analysis with the study of some relevant case studies.

14:00  Brief Introduction of the Speakers
Hélène Ruiz Fabri
1st Round table: The representation of past generations
14:15-14:45 - 1st Panel - Chair: Alessandra Donati
         Valérie Rosoux (FNRS - UCLouvain)“Intergenerational justice in post-conflict settings”
         Sandra Rios (FNRS - UCLouvain): “The Disappeared and the Refugee: Forced Absence and Forced Appearance”
         Lily Martinet (MPI Luxembourg): “Longing, belonging and owning: how to untangle competing rights over colonial cultural objects?
         Stipe Odak (UCLouvain): “Representing the Genocide Victims: Intersections of Political, Social, and Cultural Procedures”
         I. William Zartmann  (John Hopkins University): “Negotiating the Past: Correcting or Resurrecting?"
14:45-15:00 - Discussion 1st Panel
15:00-15:10 Break
15:10-15:45 - 2nd Panel
         Fé de Jonge (SOAS University of London): “Inscribing the Absent: The Transformative Potential of the Silenced Victim”
         Kritika Sharma (MPI Luxembourg): “Representing victims or indirect victims? An analysis of the rights of deceased victims and their successors with a focus on different categories of victims and different categories of crimes"
•      Carlos Bichet Nicoletti (MPI Luxembourg): “Exploring the past and future dimensions of the absent victim in international human rights adjudication"
         Carol Gluck (Columbia University): “Transgenerational perspectives in the memory of WWMII in East Asia”
15:45-16:00 - Discussion 2nd Panel
16:00-16:15 - Break
2nd Round table: The representation of future generations
16:15-17:00 - 1st Panel - Chair: Valérie Rosoux
        Alessandra Donati (MPI Luxembourg): “The representation of future generations under EU law”
        Yumiko Nakanishi (Hitotsubashi University): “Transfert of Competence by Future Generations to the Present Generation: Necessity and methods"
        Rudolf Schussler (University of Bayreuth) and Fritz Gillerke (University of Bayreuth): “Spheres of Justice for Imagined Descendants”
        Ludvig Beckman (University of Stockholm): “Democratic legitimacy and institutions for  future generations”
        Michele Carducci (University of Salento) and Silvia Bagni (University of Bologna): “How to see the invisible? The ‘methods' of the rights of nature to represent future generations”
        Elena Ivanova (MPI Luxembourg): “Mechanisms available under the law of the sea to speak on behalf of future generations”
17:00-17:10 Break
17:10-17:25 - Discussion 1st Panel
17:25-18:00 - 2nd Panel
        Marcel Szabo (Pázmány Péter Catholic University of Budapest) : “Representing the interests of present and future generations in the same time - through the example of the Hungarian Ombudsman for future generations
        Alexandra Harrington (University of Albany): “Peace for the Future: The Incorporation of Future Generations in Peace Treaties and Reconciliation Institutions”
        Luis Angel López Zamora (MPI Luxembourg): “The Rights of Nature in Latin America”
•     Luisa Cortat Simonetti (Academy for European Law ERA): “The greening of the Inter American Court of Human Rights: environmental protection possibilities for future generations”
•     Marie Claire Cordonier Segger (University of Waterloo): "Advancing Law and Governance Innovations for Intergenerational Justice"
18:00-18:15 - Discussion 2nd Panel
18:15-18:30 - Conclusion Hélène Ruiz Fabri