In the framework of the Dialogue Platform, the Budapest Centre for Mass Atrocities Prevention is proud and pleased to share the first episode of its series of interviews with scholars and practitioners from all over the world who will provide different views on various aspects of mass atrocities prevention from a regional perspective.

In this first instalment, we talk about the conflict between universal human rights and values and cultural relativism with our first guest, Dr István Lakatos, who has been working in the field of human rights diplomacy for about three decades and is currently acting as the human rights advisor in the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro. Dr. Lakatos has recently defended his PhD thesis titled "Comparative human rights diplomacy in the shadow of the cultural relativism versus universalism debate: A case study of the UN Human Rights Council".