Institute of Applied Ethics presents:
‘Rights to Natural Resources and Human Rights’
Dr Petra Gümplová (University of Erfurt, Germany)
Dr Petra Gumplova is visiting the Institute of Applied Ethics from the University of Erfurt, Germany, as part of our Spring seminar programme.
In this seminar Petra explores the historical affinity between human rights and rights to natural resources and the intersecting aim of both systems of rights to realise international justice. In her talk Petra argues that the chief purpose of human rights is to provide a universal standard for regulating the behavior of states, to limit their sovereignty for the sake of promoting welfare and protecting the equal moral status of individuals. Petra will go on to discuss how human rights have direct implications for how we should interpret rights to natural resources – how we interpret the permissible scope of resource rights, how we define the conditions of their rightful and legitimate exercise by states, and how we conceptualise the substantive limits on them.
Petra Gümplova holds a PhD from The New School for Social Research in New York, USA. She is a Fellow in political science at Max Weber Kolleg, University of Erfurt, Germany. Her research is focused on state sovereignty, constitutionalism, international law, international justice, territoriality, and natural resources. Her book Sovereignty and Constitutional Democracy was published in 2011 and she is currently writing a book on natural resources and justice.
All welcome – no booking required