Summary of international online conference Human rights in the time of crisis: state – society – technology – security

On 22 June 2020 we had finally a chance to meet, this year unfortunately not personally like in previous years in Józefów, Bari or Las Palmas De Gran Canaria. This year due to Covid-19 pandemic we met online using ICT.

International online conference “Human rights in the time of crisis: state – society – technology –  security started with and introductory word from Prof. Bronisław Sitek – the originator and mentor of Human Rights Conferences.

Representatives of partner universities welcomed all logged-in participant:

Prof. Magdalena Sitek from Alcide De Gasperi University of Euroregional Economy

Prof. Carmen Lázaro Guillamón from Universitat Jaume I

Prof. Michele Indellicato from ‘Aldo Moro’ University in Bari

Prof. Edward Burda from Comenius University in Bratislava.

During opening session prof. Sebastiano Tafaro focused on future challenges of fundamental rights. His speech is available here:

Prof. Mariusz Załucki, in his speech, noted that the time of a pandemic is a situation with increased human mortality, which cannot remain without the influence and interest of the law of inheritance. The speaker examines these solutions and considers the legitimacy of informalisation of the inheritance law for the period following the pandemic, while presenting the statutory solutions of selected countries. Prof. Carmen Lazaro Guillamon continued the subject of the last will highlighting that the possibility of last will in case of an epidemic is indebted to Justinian Roman law, the testamentum tempore pestis contemplated a quick way of making a will in case of an epidemic, before successive witnesses who could not coincide, so as not to spread the disease. Centuries have passed, but classic responses to the most serious problems show that neither our healthcare organization nor our legal genius have made much progress.

The discussions were continued in the following language panels: English (headed by Prof. Andrea Planchadell-Gargallo and Ph.D. Iwona Florek, Prof. Ksenofon Krisafi and assoc. Prof. Małgorzata Such-Pyrgiel) Polish (headed by Assoc. Prof. Magdalena Sitek and Assoc. Prof. Mieczysław Różański and Assoc. Prof. Maciej Rzewuski) and Italian and Spanish (headed by Prof. Ferdinando Parente and Prof. Amparo Montañana-Casaní and Prof. Jose Luis Zamora Manzano and Prof. Laura Tafaro).

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