Nowadays cultural rights have acquired a fundamental importance considering that they are essential for the identitarian definition of communities. Furthermore, cultural rights are a specific element that need to be considered by public actors to grant a peaceful coexistence of different communities. Indeed, the protection of cultural rights has acquired a growing importance in multicultural societies. This importance is particularly significant at local level where the attention to cultural rights is essential to fulfil integration policies and to contrast forms of discrimination and social exclusion. This is the reason why in this presentation we will examine how the protection of cultural rights at local level can impact upon the integration process.
We look forward to welcoming you on July 3-5, 2023 for our Annual Conference entitled "Islands and Ocean: Public Law in a Plural World." The conference will take place at the Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. We will be announcing more details about the conference soon, including financial support to early career and global south scholars!