From 23 April to 9 May 2013 the EDC Action Days offers about 100 events, projects and activities throughout Austria and focus 2013 on participation and shaping the future. Many of these are specially developed for teachers and school-students, many however are aimed at a broader public. The programme booklet can be downloaded or ordered free of charge via Zentrum polis
Over 130 people followed the Invitation to the HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: “A Life on Hold – Refugee Resettlements in the EU”. Heinz Patzelt (Amnesty International), Bernhard Perchinig (Migration researcher), Charlotte Phillips (Refugee and Migrants' Rights Team, Amnesty International/ IS), Christoph Pinter (UNHCR), Marcin Pruss (European Commission)
In recent years, companies have faced ever-growing scrutiny of their human rights conduct. Some of them have been confronted with grave human rights allegations that led to years of litigation and public campaigns. The remedies for instances of corporate human rights violations have remained insufficient, however.
In 2011, after having ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), the Taiwanese Government invited Manfred Nowak to put together and coordinate an international group of independent experts assisted by Karolina Januszewski (University of Vienna) to review Taiwan’s two initial reports under the two UN human rights treaties as well as various shadow reports.
The adoption of Uruguay of the Optional Protocol to the UN Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights paves the way for a complaint procedure for individuals who allege that their human rights have been violated. They can now appeal to the United Nations after having exhausted all national channels of appeal. The complaint procedure will come into force on May 5th 2013.
Internship – Website Maintenance (www.atlas-of-torture.org)
Place: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights,
Freyung 6 (Schottenhof), 1010 Vienna, Austria
Start: as soon as possible
Duration and scope: 2 semesters; part-time (at least 8 hours a week)
Access to adequate basic care for asylum seekers and refugees from a human rights perspective
Author: Michael Frahm