5th International Conference on Human Rights


Online (Microsoft Teams)
Online (Microsoft Teams), Online (Microsoft Teams)

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Center for American Studies and the Center for European Studies honored to invite you to take part in the 5th International Conference on Human Rights.

The conference will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2024 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. online on the Microsoft Teams platform.

The length of the conference depends on the exact number of speakers. In the event of a large number of speakers, we reserve the right to extend the conference also to Sunday, September 8, 2024.

The goal of the conference is to discuss the theoretical and practical issues related to human rights in the world.

Among other things, we will discuss ways to protect human rights, the practical application of treaty and statutory regulations, as well as states that do not respect these rights.

The legal, social, economic, philosophical and political dimensions of human rights (both in a contemporary and historical perspective) will be discussed as well.

Proposed (sample) thematic areas of your conference presentation:
• Legal regulations protecting Human Rights
• What theoretical approaches best explain human rights?
• How do material and ideological factors influence and shape human rights and respective policies?
• What role might state and sub-state political actors play in supporting human rights internationally?
• How do transnational civil society networks affect states' human rights policies?
• What role do emerging powers play in driving the discourse on human rights internationally, and what are the similarities and differences between their positions?
• Actions that could help reach full achievement of the human right to science for populations experiencing discrimination or increased vulnerability due to political, economic and social structures, for historically marginalized communities (such as persons with disabilities), and for the other human rights connected to the right to science
• The human rights of students, scholars, academics and researchers in places where conflict, censorship, and/or structural forms of oppression or discrimination make it difficult for them to continue their work
• The human rights implications of climate change on impacted communities and examples of scientific-human rights partnerships to attain climate justice
• The use of scientific evidence and a transitional justice approach that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as vital to addressing Human Rights
• Human Rights and healthcare
• Human Rights and poverty
• Women's human rights awareness

Please feel free to choose the topic of your presentation in line with your passion and expertise.

Topics may be of both contemporary and historical relevance, and touch upon all problems regardless of their geographical boundaries.

Panels of the conference will be arranged accordingly.
The thematic areas indicated above are to be treated only as examples.

We strongly encourage you to go beyond them. In addition, the speeches may be interdisciplinary in nature, combining a variety of research fields.

We believe in freedom of academic discussion and do not censor speeches for worldview or political reasons.

Original and unconventional speeches will always find recognition from the Conference Committee.

• Students, Ph.D. students, experienced researchers, and all others interested in the above-indicated fields of research can actively participate in the conference as speakers.
• Passive participants (audience) do not need to possess any prior academic knowledge or background.

• Prof. Christopher Kelley, LL.M. (University of Arkansas School of Law) – Chairman of the Conference Committee.
• Prof. Maksymilian Stanulewicz, Ph.D. (Adam Mickiewicz University) – Vice-Chairman of the Conference Committee.
• Attorney Valery Loumber, J.D. (Gavrilov & Brooks, Sacramento/Los Angeles) – Member of the Conference Committee.
• Dr. Wojciech Walczak (University of Bialystok) – Member of the Conference Committee.
• Dr. Julia Szwiec (Polish Mediation Center in Warsaw; Mediator at the Arbitration Court at the Polish Financial Supervision Authority and the District Court in Warsaw) – Member of the Conference Committee.
• Lilya Kurii, Ph.D. (Country Director of the Center for American Studies Ukraine; formerly: Khmelnytskyi National University).
• Luke Darby Bartosik, LL.M. (President of the Center for American Studies) – Secretary of the Conference Committee.



Steps necessary to register for the conference as an active participant (conference speaker):

1️⃣ Submit an abstract (200-300 words) and fill out the Speaker Application Form at: https://forms.gle/aLyXdV52SJXysDG89

2️⃣ Register via the Speaker Application Form by 23.59 on August 28, 2024 (we will not extend this deadline).

➡️We reserve the right to select abstracts.

➡️The results of the abstract selection process will be announced by August 29, 2024.

3️⃣ Pay the conference fee to the bank account number that will be provided to the qualified speakers in an e-mail – the fee must be paid by September 1, 2024 at the latest.


Steps necessary to register for the conference by a passive participant (audience):

1️⃣ Fill out the Audience Registration Form at: https://forms.gle/UyK4isPmyppTVXBW8

2️⃣ Register via the Audience Registration Form by 23.59 on September 1, 2024 (we will not extend this deadline). Failure to fill in the form will result in the inability to passively participate in the conference (and thus the inability to receive a passive conference participant certificate).

3️⃣ Pay the conference fee to the bank account number that will be provided to passive participants via e-mail. The fee must be paid by September 3, 2024, at the latest. Registered audience will receive the conference schedule with a full list of speakers and titles of their presentations via e-mail before paying.

➤ Speakers – 2 options:
✔ 239 PLN / 60 EUR – digital certificate (PDF for self-printing) sent via email (widely-accepted equivalent of the traditional certificate).
–– OR ––
✔ 279 PLN / 70 EUR – digital certificate + traditional certificate sent via post.

➤ Audience – 2 options:
✔ 129 PLN / 35 EUR – digital certificate (PDF for self-printing) sent via email (widely-accepted equivalent of the traditional certificate).
–– OR ––
✔ 159 PLN / 40 EUR – traditional certificate sent via post.

Important! Please use the following pattern when filling in the transfer title field when making the payment of your conference fee*: " – fee for active / passive participation (select the appropriate one) – Human Rights Conference>

* Failure to do so may result in delays in posting the fee on the appropriate account and, consequently, even exclude your participation in the conference.

In the case of a co-authorship of a presentation by two or more speakers, please pay the fee for each of the co-speakers separately.

The organizers anticipate the possibility of publication in the form of a monograph. However, such possibility will depend on the number of authors willing to publish their text (chapter) in a monograph. The price for participation in the conference does not include the publication fee.

• It is possible to receive a VAT invoice (please request it in the registration form).
• If your participation in the conference is to be financed by the university (or other institution), we suggest that you pay for your participation from your personal funds and then obtain reimbursement from the university on the basis of an invoice issued by the Center to your university.
• The fee is non-refundable (since it grants you the right of entry to the conference).
• The link to the online conference room will be made available to registered participants within 24 hours before the start of the conference.
• It is possible to deliver a conference presentation by two or more speakers (the fee should be multiplied by the number of speakers).
• The presentation time is 15-25 minutes (depending on the fact of giving a solo or duet presentation and the total number of presentations during the conference).
• Traditional paper certificates are usually sent via traditional post within 2 months after the conference.
• Digital certificates are sent to *all* participants within one week from the conference.
• Every participant will receive an affidavit confirming the composition of the Academic Committee.
• Every participant will receive an affidavit confirming the status of a scientific society of the Center for American Studies.
• The Center for American Studies arranges the order of presentations. The exact time of speaking at the conference is pre-determined by CFAS (it will be not possible to change the time of your conference presentation set in the conference schedule).

If you have any questions, please send an email to the Conference Coordinator, Mr. Anatolii Tymchenko, at tymchenko@cfasofficial.com.

We will gladly help.
See you at the conference!


The Center for American Studies is a scientific society (Court Registry No.: 0000771445; TIN: 7811990247), which carries out its scientific, research and teaching mission based on the provisions of the Law on Associations of April 7, 1989. (Consolidated text Dz. U. 2001 No. 79, item 855), the Law on Publicly Beneficial Activity and Volunteerism (Dz. U. 2003 No. 96, item 873), the court decision on the establishment of the association and the statute approved by the National Court Registry.

The supervising authority of the Center for American Studies is the Ministry of Education and Science.

The Center for American Studies conducts educational, scientific research and publishing activities by organizing conferences, seminars, training courses and publications aimed at young and experienced scholars.

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