Following the international final conference of the COST Action IS0702 “The Role of the EU in UN Human Rights Reform” in September 2012 in Vienna, where the recommendations of the COST Action where finalized and presented, a meeting took place in Brussels now where these final recommendations where discussed with policy makers from the EU. Please find the final recommendations here.
AHRI / COST
On March 12th 2013 at 11am Manfred Nowak will present the final recommendations of the COST Action IS0702 regarding “The role of the EU in UN human rights reform” together with Wolfgang Benedek (Director of the European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Graz (ETC)), Wouter Vandenhole (Chair in Human Rights - UNICEF Chair in Children‘s Rights, University of Antwerp), Jan Wouters (Jean Monnet Chair and Professor of International Law, Director of Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven), in Brussels in the EEAS Capital building to COHOM (human rights working group) und EEAS (European External Action Service) of the EU.
Final Conference of the COST Action IS0702 “The Role of the EU in UN Human Rights Reform”, 13th AHRI (Association of Human Rights Institutes) Conference
10-12 September 2012, Vienna
For many years the United Nations has been discussing the need of strengthening the protection and implementation of human rights by inter alia mainstreaming human rights in all policy areas, developing partnerships with business corporations, treaty body and Human Rights Council reform. Traditionally, the European Union has been one of the most outspoken advocates of a stronger role of human rights in the United Nations architecture. With the Arab Spring and other more recent reform movements the UN seems to be ready for stronger action to protect human rights.
COST Action IS0702: The Role of the EU in UN Human Rights Reform
25-27 September 2011, Venice
Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York, York
Please find enclosed the Scientific Report of the meeting.
The Danish Institute for Human Rights
Venue of the meeting:
DIHR, Wildersplads 8H, 1401 Copenhagen
programme of the meeting attached