International Conference on Human Rights


International Conference on Human Rights


11 June 2021


  • Milton Friedman University in Budapest (Hungary)

  • Alcide De Gasperi University of Euroregional Economy in Józefów (Poland)


  • University 'Aldo Moro' in Bari

  • CEDICLO, Interdepartmental Center of the University of Bari

  • University of Rzeszów, College of Social Sciences

  • University in Valencia

  • University Jaume I in Castellon De La Plana

  • University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw

  • Państwowa Szkoła Wyższa im. Papieża Jana Pawła II w Białej Podlaskiej

  • University of Warmia and Mazury, Faculty of Law and Administration

  • Mediterranean University of Tirana

  • Sumy National Agrarian University, Ukraine

Conference languages: English, Polish, Italian and Spanish

Aim of the conference:

The technical and technological progress that has been taking place since the mid-twentieth century has led to far-reaching changes not only mental changes, but above all in the structure of the organization of society and human labour. Physical effort and intellectual speculation are replaced by systems and machines that imitate human intelligence. This situation raises many ontological and ethical questions, including: what is the place of man in artificial intelligence, what will human rights look like in the virtual world, what should be the control system for observing and violating human rights, what should interpersonal relations look like, and finally what the legal provisions governing interpersonal relations in the digital society will look like. The aim of the conference is to discuss the shape of a new society known as posthumanity, which is emerging on the basis of modern philosophy, computer science and biotechnology. In this perspective arises the question of a posthuman and its new characteristics, i.e. the lack of aging, resistance to diseases, the ability to control one's needs and emotions and improved senses.

Session I Cybersociety between anarchy and the rule of law

The separation between the real and virtual world is gradually blurred. The activity of a man, as well as public organs, including the state, moves to the virtual world. In this way, cyberscommunity is created. From this perspective, it is necessary to discuss the shape of democracy in cyberspace, control human behaviour and public authorities, the function of the state and international organizations. Next, there is a problem of the content of individual human rights in the collision with artificial intelligence. Nowadays, not only the average person, but also public authorities make decisions based on data provided by artificial intelligence. This process is also noticeable regarding decisions about military operations. Hence, an important element of public discussion are changes that occur in legal sphere under the influence of artificial intelligence.

Session II Human security in a society of new technologies and artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence, like other breakthrough technologies in the past, changes the life of a modern man and his sense of security. The ongoing technological revolution and wide possibilities of new technologies contribute to the emergence of changes in many areas of social, cultural, economic and legal life, which are related to, for example: changes in lifestyle, human values and needs, communication, education, new digital competences, economic productivity, digital capitalism, cyberculture, social rights and new legislation regarding privacy protection and access to information. Understanding and characterizing these issues is key to understanding the new digital social reality and determining the opportunities, challenges and threats of the 4th industrial revolution.

Session III Biotechnology and biomedicine as the determinants of the content of human rights

In the perspective of accelerating developments in biology and medicine, we should bear in mind need to respect the human being both as an individual and as a member of the human species as the improper use of biology and medicine can harm dignity of the human being. This idea guided the preparation of Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine from 1997. Biotechnology and biomedicine create new problems with a high moral load, which include: human cloning, prenatal tests, treatment via the Internet, euthanasia, in vitro fertilization. However, today the most emotional is the issue of the possibility of control over biomedical research and the development of genetic engineering.

Session IV Environmental protection as the determinant of the content of human rights

Environmental protection appeared in the 1960s as a widespread social problem. Over the past two decades, knowledge about cross-border and global environmental problems related to the dynamic development of new technologies and their extensive use, causing significant environmental pollution and difficulties in waste disposal has spread. Society has begun to seek extensive preventive and remedial measures to ensure environmental conditions that are conducive to people's lives and well-being, especially taking into account ever-increasing world population and life expectancy. Nowadays, the eyes of the world are focused on the destruction of forest in the Amazon. Environmental protection is no longer the problem of one nation. This is a global problem, important for the functioning and survival of the cyber society. Finding a way to feed the growing population of humanity, including reducing meat production and consumption, as well as meeting the demand for drinking water and energy needs rapid discussion. Cyberspace is the most appropriate place to shape people's views and behaviours in order to save their natural place of existence.