9-10 February 2017 Dr. Donatas Murauskas participated in an international conference “Human Rights and the Controversy About the Nature of Law” in Tallinn.
The conference was attended by a number of high-level researchers of legal theory, philosophy of law and philosophy from Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Finland and Estonia. The conference was opened with the greeting speeches of the Estonian Minister of Justice and Tallinn University Rector. The conference was aimed at discussing the nature of human rights from the point of view of works of the most significant legal philosopher of our times, Robert Alexy (University of Kiel, Germany). During the conference, Mr Alexy not only presented his theory of human rights, which is part of the concept of democratic law, but also actively participated in the event discussions. During the conference, theoretical, philosophical and practical aspects of moral justification of human rights, the need for balancing the fundamental rights and balancing practice, the need for morality in law and other relevant subjects were discussed. During the conference, not only theoretical but also practical aspects related to the human rights problematics, the “crisis of values” and increasing nationalism were analysed.