Participation in the international scientific conference “Social deviations”


Representatives of ACTION SEE network participated in the VIII international scientific conference “Social Deviations” that was held in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on June 23-24 2023. Theme of the conference this year was “The right to health and education: Universal Human Rights”.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights talks about two universal human rights – the right to health (Article 25) and the right to education (Article 26). According to this declaration, the right to health implies that everyone has the right to a standard of living that ensures the health and well-being of himself and his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, as well as the right to unemployment insurance, illness, disability, old age or other cases of loss of means of support due to circumstances beyond his control. Mothers and children have the right to special care and assistance. All children, born in marriage or out of wedlock, enjoy equal social protection. The right to education emphasizes that everyone has the right to education. Education should be free, at least in primary and secondary schools. Primary education is compulsory. Technical and vocational education should be equally accessible to all based on their abilities. Education should be aimed at the full development of the human personality and consolidation of respect for human rights and basic freedoms. Education should promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all peoples, racial and religious groups, as well as United Nations peacekeeping activities.

The theme of this year’s conference starts from various dilemmas and questions such as: Do we know what is prescribed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? How do we ensure these rights at the national and global level? What health challenges does the present and the future bring? What educational innovations do the new generations deserve? What are the legal aspects and principles that ensure the implementation of these universal rights in society? etc.