Politics and Human Rights
Center for Research in Politics and Human Rights
RESEARCH AND HIGHER EDUCATION
The “Center for Research in Politics and Human Rights” (PHR) is a center for advanced study that implements, promotes and supports research and higher education in political, legal and social sciences. Its main interest is human relations studied through the plurality of cultures and disciplines, with an opening towards the complexity of contemporary reality. It was academically established by the Sophia University Institute and promoted in collaboration with the International network of jurists and law practitioners “Communion and Law” and the Toni Weber Foundation.
The PHR arises as a result of years of studies on the principle of fraternity in its social and public dimension, carried out in several universities around the world, in close contact with initiatives conducted by numerous subjects in the civil society. Sophia embraces this wealth of studies and experience and dedicates to the principle of fraternity specific philosophical, political and juridical formative courses as well as permanent research projects.
The PHR promotes international cooperation in scientific research, favoring intercultural projects and the increasing inclusion of young people in research and high professional qualification. It opens spaces for dialogue and offers consultancy for the construction of new academic training courses.
It develops forms of cooperation with social, economic, institutional, political, religious subjects who engage in the field of peace and the protection of human rights, fraternal politics, responsible economy, the enhancement of people and their resources. Together with these subjects, it works to design concrete forms of fraternity that contribute to creating the “human family”, to which the United Nations’ “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” refers (cf. Preamble and art. 1) . To this end, it proposes to contribute to the development of public policies and economic, social and cultural projects.
Comunione e Diritto
The interest on the theme of fraternity, intended as principle of thought and action in the public sphere, not as parental relationship or as a tie within a community, has grown greatly at the international level in the last few years as exemplified by recent numerous publications dealing with this theme.
To better understand the approach of the Fraternity program please visit the links below:
Populism and Accountability
The research «Interdisciplinary research on active citizenship, accountability and populism» deals with populism in the context of contemporary political societies, that already have created institutions for elective political representation, societies that have a cultural framework that recognizes the idea of democracy as a reference value, and that are capable to put into practice a political and legal order that translates the idea of democracy into a coherent and effective system, guaranteeing the consent of the greater majority.
Download the Project presentation and the Main Research Paths below:
Cooperation and Community Building
This laboratory was concieved to convert research paths in best practices.
Sezione in allestimento
The PHR Repository is hosted by the Tony Weber Foundation
Lectio Magistralis Academic Year 2019-2020 Sophia University Institute
What’s coming up
«Lectures on Fraternity in Politcs and Law»
«Populism and Accountability» Seminar for Scholars
A Trento Summer School in luglio sui diritti umani (RINVIATA AL 2021)
Articles and perspectives from the whole world
O Brasil pós-pandemia: os desafios para Administração Pública
Il Brasile post-pandemia: le sfide per la Pubblica Amministrazione
Rosario Livatino, ieri giudice oggi beato
“Calpestami”: Shūsaku Endō, Silenzio
Scienza e psicologia: un rapporto da definire
Adriano Olivetti: una testimonianza sempre viva
Il leader e la vittima
Original Leaders: Reclaiming Citizenship in the Age of the Internet
La questione del comando
Cenni sulla leadership politica
Un’altra storia ha inizio da qui: la giustizia secondo Carlo Maria Martini
Italia: al Quirinale il giuramento del governo Draghi. Gli auguri della Cei
Riscoprirsi fratelli di Caino
Le radici della cooperazione
Augmenting Reality, Diminishing Happiness
“All but not the Prophet” responded the Muslims
Memoria storica e riconciliazione: due esigenze inconciliabili?
Dipendenze: schiavitù o eccesso di libertà?
«I fight them openly. I have chosen to stay in my land» EN/IT
I diritti umani nel pensiero di Chiara Lubich
A closer look at Lebanon: a new chapter of the Arab Spring?
La Fraternità, perché? Una riflessione di Edgar Morin
A ética da pandemia. Uma mudança nas relações humanas.
The Future of Funding. Rethinking funding in the humanitarian sector
‘That’s the job, that’s the job, it’s called the ‘duty of care’ for all Americans.’ Authority and power in the speeches of Biden and Trump
I risvolti emotivi dei principi politici
Lo spazio del Covid-19: una prospettiva antropologica
Medico e paziente: un gioco di sguardi
Venezuela | Nuevo blog FRATERNIDAD: EL PRINCIPIO OLVIDADO
«Attenti alle voci che vengono da lontano» In ricordo di Aldo Masullo
La morte di Willy. La morte, tremenda, di Willy.
“Beirut. Thirty Days Later: Notice Desensitisation”.
Africani in mare. In ricordo di Jean Mettas
Beyrouth Sit’ el Dunia (FR-IT)
With the dust of your people (EN-IT)
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