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Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Human Rights

The Rights to Knowledge and Information in a Heterogenic Society

Editor(s): Aleksander W. Bauknecht, Branisław Sitek, Jakub J. Szczerbowski

Book Description

The material contained in this publication is the outcome of the 8th International Conference on Human Rights "Right to Knowledge and Information in Heterogenic Society", organized by the Faculty of Law and Administration in the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland), in cooperation with the Faculty of Law in the University of Bari (Italy), which took place on 30-31 May 2008 in Olsztyn.
The selection of issues in no respect can be called accidental. The summit of the European Council in Lisbon in March 2000 created foundations for creating society based on knowledge that is conscious in gaining information and equal access to knowledge. Individual actions of countries should aim at creating a human-friendly "information society" which allows creation of new working places and developing information and telecommunication technologies.
This broad spectrum of problems which were the subject of the conference, interests not only Polish researchers but also scientists from countries like Italy, Spain, Ukraine, the United States of America, United Kingdom, and South Korea. They represent various cultures, which implies differences of opinion on many issues related to human rights. Publications included in this collective work are the reflection of freedom to express thoughts on difficult topics, which are important for all though.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-1390-7
ISBN-10: 1-4438-1390-7
Date of Publication: 01/12/2009
Pages / Size: 601 / A5
Price: £64.99
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Biography

Branisław Sitek (born 1958) is a professor of roman law at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (UWM), and the Dean of the Law Faculty. Apart from the roman law, his scientific interests are human rights, public administration, and comparative law. His most important works discuss the organization of roman municipalities. He also wrote extensively on the importance of infamy as a category of private law, public law, and politics.

Jakub J. Szczerbowski (born 1982) is an assistant professor at the Law faculty of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. He specializes in comparative private law, and application of the economic analysis of law in comparative research. He is a member of the Common Core of European Private Law and the chief editor of the UWM Law Review (www.uwm.edu.pl/lawreview).

Aleksander W. Bauknecht (born 1984) is a lawyer, linguist, and a Ph.D. candidate at the Law Faculty of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. He specializes in the German civil law and history of East Prussia. His his recent works explore the topic of the Lutheran Church in East Prussia.

Anna Kaczyńska (born 1984) is an administrative lawyer. Her main scientific interests revolve around the topics of diplomatic law, and international law, especially its relation to the internal law of a country.