Human Rights, Violence and Dictatorship Programme




THURSDAY, 3 December






Conference opening




Section A: Philosophy and Psychology


Chair: Aleksandra Spychalska


Andre Oliveira Costa (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Body and Violence: Ruptures Between Individual and Society

Helen Andersson (Uppsala University, Sweden) 

The Right to Have Rights: Hannah Arendt’s and the Power of the Sans Papiers

Robert Sroka (Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Poland)

Business and Human Rights: New Approach

Naomi Tsuruta (Kansai University, Japan)

Hiroshima, Trauma of Survivors, and Moral Luck


Section B: The Holocaust


Chair: Sanda Paduretu


Paulina Urbańczyk (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

The Terror of the Concentration Camp in Survivors Nightmares

Maayan Armelin (Clark University, UK)

Follow Me into Genocide: Leadership Styles of Face-to-Face Genocide Perpetrators

Jan Miklas-Frankowski (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

Ann Bikont’s  The Crime and the Silence as a Reportage Investigation on the Massacre

Iwona Sowińska-Fruhtrunk (Academy of Music in Krakow, Poland)

Experience of the Holocaust in Music: Examining the Case of Arnold Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw






Section C: South America and Human Rights


Chair: Bernardo Pinto da Cruz


Juliana Teixeira de Souza Martins (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Human Rights Education for Security Agents in Brazil: The Perception of “Guardas Civis Municipais” from Sao Bernardo do Campo

Geraldo Cantarino (King’s College London, UK)

The State Visit of Brazilian President Ernesto Geisel to London in 1976, During Brazil’s Dictatorship, and the Issue of Human Rights

Sergiusz Bober (Jesuit University Ignatianum, Poland)

Argentina’s Foreign Policy in The Age of Kirchnerism: Is It Possible to Export Human Rights?

Karolina Baraniak (University of Wrocław, Poland)

The Only Solution to the Issue of Human Rights is Oblivion: Augusto Pinochet and His Rule in Chile




Lunch break




Section A: Philosophy and Psychology


Chair:Massimo Schinco


Aleksandra Spychalska  (University of Wrocław, Poland)

Propaganda in the Service of Genocide: Casus of the Islamic State

Emmanouil Aretoulakis (University of Athens, Greece)

The Case of the Islamic State (ISIS): The Aesthetics of Gruesomeness as a New Politics of Barbarism and the Return of the Real

Özgür Ucar (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg)

Conceptual Complexity and its Effects on Practice: National Identity and Citizenship


Section B: Literature


Chair: Jan Miklas-Frankowski


Maria Essunger (Uppsala University, Sweden)

The Right to Write – or Imagining Human Difference Anew with Helene Cixous

Patrick Mello (University of New Hampshire, USA)

The Tolerated Subject: Human Rights and the Novel in the Early 18th Century

Sanda Paduretu (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Freedom, Human Rights and Censorship in 19th Century Romanian Literature



Section C: Violence and Politics


Chair: Juliana Teixeira de Souza Martins


Łukasz Czarnecki (National Autonomous University of Mexico)

Is Violence a Source of Neoliberalism in Mexico and Poland?

Bernardo Pinto da Cruz and Teresa Furtado (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Diamonds and Cotton: Concessionary Companies and Revolutionary Violence in Colonial Angola

Manotar Tampubolon (Pelita Harapan University, Indonesia)

From Protector to Violator: Assessing State’s Role in Protecting Freedom of Religion in Indonesia



Coffee break




Section A: Philosophy and Psychology


Chair:Robert Sroka


Massimo Schinco (University of Pavia, Italy)

The Human Rights to Be a Future Oriented Child

Maira Brum Rieck (independent scholar, Brazil)

Amazonia: No Man’s Land

Agata Komendant-Brodowska (University of Warsaw, Poland)

Why do Witness of Bullying Remain Silent? Group Characteristics and the Ability of the Group to Break the Conspiracy of Silence



Section B: Literature


Chair:Paulina Urbańczyk


Eugen Wohl (Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj, Romania)

Writers and Communism: Ion D. Sirbu and the Plea for East-Ethics

Emily Chow Shun Man (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Power and Violence: Dambudzo Marechera’s The House of Hunger

Lanja A. Dabbagh and Suhayla H. Majeedr (Salahaddin University-Hawler, Iraq)

Language of Violence in Harold Pinter’s Mountain Language with Reference to the Kurdish Experience in the North of Iraq



Section C: Human Rights in Cambodia


Chair:  Karolina Baraniak


Sophal Chea (Pannasatra University of Cambodia)

Labour Rights and Human Rights: Minimum Wage in Cambodian Garment and Footwear Industry

Bonarin Hem (Pannasatra University of Cambodia)

The Rights of Students with Disabilities: Accessibility to Study at University

Va Vanny (Cambodian Mekong University)

Right to Own Land and Land Dispute Cases






FRIDAY, 4 December




Section A: Law and Politics


Chair: Grzegorz Welizarowicz


Jelena Trajkovska-Hristovska (“Iustinianus Primus” Skopje, Macedonia)

The Role of the Constitutional Court in the Protection of Human Rights

Mihaela Alida Tomita (West University of Timisoara, Romania)

The Juridical Resilience in the Context of the European Protection of Minors Rights

Roxana Ungureanu (West University of Timisoara, Romania)

European Penal Alternative Sanctions of Juvenile Offenders

Branislav Radeljic (University of East London, UK)


The Relevance of Human Rights in Kosovo Before and After Independence



Section B: Film


Chair: Agata G. Handley


Paweł  Zygadło (Liverpool University, China)

Society and Oppression: Socially Engaged Cinema in Contemporary China

Mohammadkarim Tahmasbi (Shiraz University, Iran)

The Legitimation of 2011 Attack on the British Embassy in Iran: The Case of The Golden Collars

Ramona Dima (University of Bucharest, Romania)

Homophobic Attitudes in Romanian Media Products

Marta Maciejewska (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

Racism in American Films from the 21st Century


Section C: “Honour” Violence


Chair:Janet Melville-Wiseman


Joanna Ptak  (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

The Issue of Definition of “Honour” Violence and International Solutions of this Problem: The Need for Reevaluation of Assumptions

Azar Safari (Maastricht University, the Netherlands)

“The Rights to Kill”: The Issue of Honor Killing and the Role of Theocratic States

Ayse Kulahli (Brunel University London, UK)

So Called Honour Killings: International Human Rights Framework





Lunch break




Section A: Law and Politics


Chair: Jelena Trajkovska-Hristovska


Rowly Brucken (Norwitch University in Vermont, USA)

Writing Rights: Historians, Human Rights and American Foreign Policy, 1776-1990

Yin Wang (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)

In The Name of Rescue and Liberation: James Baldwin on the American Century in Asia

Grzegorz Welizarowicz (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

Junipero Serra’s Canonization: Violation of Ancestral Human Rights


Section B: Literature


Chair: Eleonora Ravizza


Katarzyna Barbara Parys (University of Warsaw, Poland/ Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)

Literature and the Dictatorship: Historiographic Metafiction in Munoz Molina’s Beatus Ille

Agata G. Handley (University of Łódź, Poland)

This Frightening Mask: The Suffering Other in Tony Harrison’s A Cold Coming

Paulina Kamińska (University of Kielce, Poland)

Historical Trauma in the Works of Doris Lessing


Section C: Violence and Women


Chair: Joanna Ptak


Janet Melville-Wiseman (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK)

The Adverse Influence of Historical and Media Portrayals of Sexual Abuse of Patients by Mental Health Professionals

Charles Mutungi (Maseno University, Kenya)

Social-Cultural Role of Sexual Cleaning Ritual and Its Impact on HIV Statistics Among Women in Western Kenya

Gargi Roy (Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary)

Domestic Violence Against Working Women in the District Cooch Behar: An Explanatory Study



Coffee break




Section A: Law and Politics


Chair: Rowly Brucken


Marcela Mihaela Staniste (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)

The BRICS Countries Perspective on Human Rights

Christina Szurlej (St. Thomas University, Canada)

Preventing Genocide Against the Rohingya Muslim Minority in Myanmar

Eliza Kowal (University of Wrocław, Poland)

Power Over the Body: Discources on Drugs in Poland and the Netherlands. Comparative Study

Ryszard Kozłowski (Pomeranian University, Poland) and Daria Bieńkowska (University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw, Poland)

Beyond Dignity and Freedom: Legal and Cultural Aspects of the Crisis of Human Dignity in the Lights of Human Rights


Section B: Literature and Film


Chair: Janet Melville-Wiseman


Eleonora Ravizza (University of Bergamo, Italy)

From Modern to Post-Modern Slave Narratives: The Evolution of a Genre

Abdullah Derin (Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey)

The Intrusive Gaze of the Panopticon and Its Absence: Representations of Violence in Young Adult Science Fiction

Ileana Bîrsan (University of Bukarest, Romania)

Mentalities and Historical Representation in Aferim! by Radu Jude


Section C: Dictatorship and Ecology


Chair: Azar Safari


Blandyna Pieprzyca (University of Opole, Poland)

Antiochus Epiphanes “the Sinful Root” and the Faithful  Maccabee Brothers

Iwo Łoś (University of Warsaw, Poland)

The Atomic Field of Labour: Symbolic and Economic Violence and the Emancipation Strategies of the Polish Construction Site Workers at the Olkiluoto 3 Nuclear Power Plant in Finland

Rubel Barua (Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Thailand)

A Buddist Approach to Ecology

Justyna Snoch (University of Wrocław, Poland)

Responsibility to Protect (r2p) as a New Doctrine of International Law?




Ostatnio modyfikowane: 29.11.2015