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许晓东:在“疫情防控中的中西方人权观比较”国际视频研讨会上的致辞

2020-06-01 14:00:36来源:华中科技大学人权法律研究院

在“疫情防控中的东西方人权观比较(网络)研讨会”开幕式上的致辞

(2020年5月30日)

华中科技大学副校长  许晓东

尊敬的付子堂副会长,女士们,先生们:

  在中国疫情已被控制而海外疫情仍在蔓延的特殊时期,我们以视频会议的形式召开“疫情防控中的中西方人权观比较”研讨会。这个会议非常及时,也非常有意义。我谨代表华中科技大学对中国人权研究会的指导与支持表示感谢,对各位专家莅临会议表示热烈欢迎!

  华中科技大学是中国教育部直属的国家首批“双一流”重点建设高校。六十多年来,学校秉承“育人为本、创新是魂、责任以行”的办学理念,推动人文教育与科学教育相融合,已成为文、理、工、医、管、法等学科门类齐全的重点综合性大学,在人才培养和科学研究中取得了巨大成就。在欧洲莱顿大学的学术排名中,我校居于全球前50位;在美国US News的世界学科排名中,3个学科居于全球前10位、6个学科居于全球前30位;社会科学进入了ESI世界排名前1%。

  作为具体承办单位的华中科技大学人权法律研究院是整合全校人权研究资源正式设立的跨学科校级独立实体平台。研究院坚持中国特色与国际视野相统一、交叉融合与彰显优势相结合、理论研究与宣传教育相关联,阐释中国特色人权理论体系,为世界人权建设贡献中国价值、中国经验与中国智慧。通过二十多年的悉心积累,厚积薄发,已形成中国特色人权研究、发展权研究、科技创新与人权、公共卫生与人权、经济社会文化与环境权利、公民政治权利、中国人权故事创意传播、人权教育研究等八大专业方向和鲜明特色。研究院在2017年——2019年,共计发表与人权相关的C刊论文453篇;在人民出版社、中国社会科学出版社、商务印书馆以及海外著名出版社德国Springer,荷兰Brill等出版著作78部;向中央和地方以及联合国人权理事会等国际组织提交咨询报告101件;主持以国家社科基金重大项目为代表的各类科研项目53项;获中国高校人文社会科学优秀成果一等奖等各类奖励数十项;在中央电视台举办中国传统文化讲座60讲。打造了全面覆盖本科生、硕士研究生和博士研究生所有办学层次的人权法学教育体系,举办了一系列关于人权的培训班,为公检法等部门的国家工作人员和社会人士普及人权知识、提升人权意识、加强人权法治保障做出了自己的贡献。

  武汉作为新冠疫情暴发的城市之一,曾经经受了严重的打击。作为位于武汉的全国顶尖高校,华中科技大学在疫情防控阻击战中功勋卓著,发挥了中流砥柱作用。我校是全国投入最多床位和医护人员的高校,10家附属医院均为新冠病毒肺炎治疗定点医院,约3.3万医护人员奔赴战场,投入病床8900余张;另外还管理了多个方舱医院的近6000张病床,为打赢新冠疫情阻击战做出了巨大的贡献。武汉抗疫取得初步胜利后,我校同济医院、协和医院先后与世界30多个国家和地区的医疗机构和有关组织及时举行视频连线,分享战役经验,得到国际同行的广泛赞誉。另一方面,学校发挥医科和工科的科技优势,以科技攻关指导疫情防控和临床实践,紧急投入5000万元经费,动员30多个科研单位参与疫情防控科研项目,一批批专家学者积极投身科学研究,重点在新冠肺炎病毒溯源、快速检测救治、临床药物筛选、疫苗研发等方面加大攻关力度。2020年4月,国家卫生健康委员会决定以我校附属同济医院为主体,建立国家级重大公共卫生事件医学中心。同时,在抗击新冠疫情的决策咨询服务方面,我校专家担任湖北省新冠肺炎疫情防控综合专家组组长,给国家相关部门建言献策,提供了咨询报告一百多项,被中央和地方有关部门采纳,为保障人民的生命权和健康权做出了重大的贡献。

  今天,举办这样一个研讨会,对我们总结经验教训、做好全球疫情防控、解决人权保障问题具有重大的现实意义。全球化时代,人类面临着许多共同的问题,需要在交流互鉴中寻求答案。世界各国学者在人权领域应该相互尊重,坦诚相待,就各自研究成果进行充分交流,跨越理解鸿沟,增进彼此信任,为世界人权事业发展提供学术支撑。此本研讨会顺应了时代发展对增进文明交流、加强友好合作的新要求,为各国专家学者在人权领域的深层次交流对话搭建了重要平台,将有助于彼此更好地理解对方、尊重差异、共同进步。

  最后,预祝本次研讨会取得圆满成功! 谢谢大家!

Dear President Fu Zitang, ladies and gentlemen,

In this special period when the epidemic is already under control in China while still spreading overseas, we hold this video seminar themed on “Comparison of Human Rights Values between the East and the West in Epidemic Prevention and Control”, which comes in a timely and relevant way. On behalf of Huazhong Univesity of Science and Technology, I would like to extend thanks to China Society for Human Rights Studies for its guidance and support, as well as to extend a warm welcome to all the experts present.

Huazhong University of Science and Technology is among the first group of national key universities of “Double First-class Initiative” under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of China. Over the past six decades and more, adhering to the mission of “fostering talents, driving innovation, fulfilling responsibility”, the university has been committed to promoting the integration of humanities and science education and has developed into a key comprehensive university that offers a full range of courses in liberal arts, science, engineering, medicine, administration, law, etc., making tremendous achievements in talent training and scientific research. In the Academic Rankings of European Universities, our university is among the top 50; in the world discipline ranking of US News, we have 3 disciplines among the top 10 and 6 disciplines among the top 30 globally; in social sciences, we’ve joined the top 1% in the ESI world ranking.

The Institute of Human Rights Law of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, as the organizer, is a trans-disciplinary and innovative independent entity established to integrate the human rights research resources of the whole school. The Institute adheres to the unity of Chinese characteristics and international vision, the combination of cross-disciplinary integration and highlighted advantages, and the connection between theoretical research and publicity and education. It aims to interpret the theoretical system of human rights with Chinese characteristics and contribute Chinese values, Chinese experience and Chinese wisdom to the construction of human rights in the world. By virtue of advantages amassed over 20 years’ practice, it has developed eight major focuses and distinctive features, covering human rights research with Chinese characteristics, research on the right to development, scientific and technological innovation and human rights, public health and human rights, economic, social, cultural and environmental rights, civil and political rights, creative dissemination of Chinese human rights stories, and research on human rights education. From 2017 to 2019, the Institute had 453 papers on human rights published in  CSSCI journals, 78 books published through People’s Publishing House, China Social Sciences Press, Commercial Press and overseas famous publishing houses such as Springer in Germany and Brill in Netherlands, and 2 articles released in People’s Daily, Guangming Daily, China Daily and other newspapers. It has submitted 101 advisory reports to the central and local governments, the UN Human Rights Council and other international organizations; presided over 53 scientific research projects of various types, represented by major projects of the National Social Science Fund; won 10 awards of various types, including the First Prize for Outstanding Achievements in Humanities and Social Sciences in Chinese Universities; and held 60 lectures on Chinese traditional culture on CCTV. The Institute has created a human rights law education system that covers all levels of learning from undergraduate, postgraduate to doctoral programs and held a series of training sessions on human rights, thereby making its own contributions to the dissemination of human rights knowledge among national staff in the judicial and security system and members of the community, the raising of human rights awareness, and the strengthening of the protection of human rights and the rule of law.

Wuhan, as one of the epicenters of the COVID-19 outbreak, had been hit hard. As a national top university based in Wuhan, Huazhong University of Science and Technology has made outstanding contributions to and played a pivotal role in the anti-epidemic battle. Among all the colleges and universities in China, Huazhong University of Science and Technology has contributed the greatest number of beds and medical staff to the anti-epidemic battle. The university has 10 affiliated hospitals all identified as designated hospitals, sent about 33,000 medical staff to the anti-epidemic frontline, provided more than 8,900 beds and managed nearly 6,000 beds in shelter hospitals, making great contributions to winning the battle against COVID-19. After the initial victory in fighting the epidemic in Wuhan, Tongji Hospital and Union Hospital affiliated to our university held video conferences with medical institutions and relevant organizations in more than 30 countries and regions in a timely way to share anti-epidemic practices, winning widespread recognition from international counterparts. On the other hand, the school has given full play to its scientific and technological advantages in medicine and engineering, guided epidemic prevention and control and clinical practice with scientific breakthroughs, invested emergency funds of RMB 50 million, mobilized more than 30 scientific research organizations to participate in scientific research projects on epidemic prevention and control. A number of experts and scholars have been actively involved in scientific research, with emphasis on the tracing of the new coronavirus, rapid detection and treatment, clinical drug screening, vaccine R & D and other aspects. In April 2020, the National Health Commission decided to set up a national medical center for major public health emergencies with Tongji Hospital affiliated to our university as the pillar force. At the same time, in terms of decision-making and consultation services provided for the combat against COVID-19, our experts served as leaders of the comprehensive expert panel on COVID-19 prevention and control of Hubei Province. They offered relevant national departments suggestions and more than 100 advisory reports, which were adopted by both central and local departments, thus making major contributions to protecting the people’s rights to life and health.

Today, holding a seminar like this is of great realistic significance for us to summarize lessons and experience, be fully prepared for the global pandemic prevention and control, and find solutions to problems concerning the human rights protection. In a globalized era, human beings are faced with many common questions, which require exchanges and mutual learning to seek the answer. Scholars around the world should respect and be honest with each other, conduct full exchanges in research outcomes, bridge the gap in understanding and enhance mutual trust, so as to provide academic support for the development of the world's human rights cause. This seminar responds to the new requirements for enhancing civilization exchanges and strengthening friendly cooperation in the new era. It provides an important platform for experts and scholars from different countries to conduct in-depth exchanges and dialogues, which will be conducive to boosting mutual understanding, respecting differences and fostering common progress.

Finally, I wish this seminar a complete success! Thank you!

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