This page shows a selection of speakers at the Forum. For a full list of speakers please see the individual sessions in the programme.
Lucia Žitňanská is Slovakia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice. Previously she was a member of the Slovak National Council. She is also an associate professor at the Faculty of Law of the Comenius University in Bratislava. In her view, we live in a time, when we have to step back and return to the fundamental idea of human rights. After two World Wars, we had never thought we would have to return to basics. We are continuously taking steps to counter discrimination in our societies. We have built a strong human rights infrastructure and yet we see communities untouched by our efforts. It has become more important than ever to promote human rights, democracy and the rule of law through education and public discourse.