Workshop with Lucas Lixinski of the University of New South Wales.
Law Faculty, Sherbrooke University, room A7-235.
** This event will be in English **
In this talk, Dr Lucas Lixinski discusses the interface between the idea of subsidiarity in the regulation and appreciation of culture, on the one hand, and the valuing of this culture as being important to all of humanity, on the other. Lixinski uses the implementation of the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (colloquially known as folklore) as a case study. This treaty was not ratified by Canada, but Québec went ahead and decided to implement it anyway, as a means of safeguarding its living cultures. Through this example, we can discuss the multiple tensions between subsidiarity, identity, and international personality in federal contexts.