After an intense year of preparation, Tirant lo Blanch has published a collective book entitled Cultural diversity and conflicts in the European Union: Legal and political implications [Diversidad cultural y conflictos en la Unión Europea: implicaciones jurídico-políticas], edited by Ángeles Solanes, professor of Legal Philosophy at the University of Valencia. The volume brings together the contributions of nine members of the research project "Human rights, multicultural societies and conflicts" as well as invited authors from the University of Nantes and the University of Oxford. Throughout its 286 pages, it sheds a critical and timely light on vital issues such as local policies in globalised European cities, normative conflicts in the family sphere, manifestations of inter-ethnic violence and the role of cinema as a tool to understand the other. It also reflects on the importance of human rights as a guide to action and a unifying mechanism in order to safeguard pluralism and avoid the stigmatisation and criminalisation of difference.

To consult the index (in Spanish) and purchase the book, click here.

The Human Rights Observatory and the Legal Clinic of Valladolid University organises, in collaboration with the Multihuri project, a conference on feminism and cultural diversity, which will take place at the Law Faculty on 26-27 November. The meeting will be open to the public and offer a variety of perspectives on the situation of minority women in Europe. The analyses of invited professors will be combined with voices from specialised NGOs such as Fundación Secretariado Gitano, ACCEM and Amnesty International. To register, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 25 November, specifying name, ID and Faculty.

The Age of Rights Network (Red Tiempo de los Derechos), made up of 15 leading Spanish groups of human rights researchers, teachers and promoters, organised its second conference at University of Zaragoza, on 29-30 October. The Multihuri team was represented by Javier de Lucas, in charge of a keynote speech on "Social rights, justice and exclusion. A commentary on Honneth", as well as by Letizia Mancini, who analysed the new manifestations of the tension between security and rights. Ángeles Solanes offered a paper on corporate social responsibility and human rights and Encarnación La Spina, on the protection of the right to family life in a context of migration crisis.

On 15-16 October, participants in the R&D project "Human rights, multicultural societies and conflicts" met with other French, Spanish and British researchers in order to share the results obtained over the past three years and explore new areas of interdisciplinary analysis. The II International conference on cultural diversity and conflicts in the EU, held at Paris Sorbonne University, generated fruitful debates around the regulation of private relationships, the negotiation of public institutions, the redefinition of national identities and the fight against discrimination. Here is a brief overview of the interventions.

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