With growing populism and further backlash against human rights defenders, 2016 saw a year of growing human rights challenges. Across 33 contributions in five sections, the European Yearbook on Human Rights 2017 explains and contextualizes key developments in human rights in the past year. With special sections dedicated to each of the three main organizations charged with securing human rights in Europe (EU, Council of Europe and OSCE), as well as a section on cross-cutting issues, the Yearbook provides much-needed analysis and insightful commentary.
On the 14th March 2017, the HUDI team at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, in conjunction with the Academy of European Law (ERA) in Trier completed a study entitled ‘The Future of Mutual Trust and the Prevention of Ill-treatment - Judicial cooperation and the Engagement of National Preventive Mechanisms.’
The EU-funded research project 'Human Rights in Business' explored judicial and non-judicial remedies within the EU to hold companies domiciled in a Member State liable for human rights violations for which they or their subcontractors are responsible, wherever the damage might have occurred. The project team formulated answers to the question how parties concerned by human rights violations, may they directly or indirectly be caused by corporate actions, are able to receive judicial remedy and compensation.
The Austrian government recently agreed on measures that involve direct interference with individuals’ rights to liberty. Amongst others, so called “Gefährder” (individuals considered to be a threat to public safety) and rejected asylum seekers are affected.
In this current BIM Position, we examine these measures from a human rights perspective, exploring the link between the rule of law principle and considerations of public security.
The Austrian Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools is partner of the EU-project Engage – building together European learning material on education for citizenship, which develops teaching materials for Citizenship Education age eight till twelve.
The first result of the project gives you an overview of the status quo of Citizenship Education and recommondations of teachers and experts in Germany, France, Austria, Spain, Poland and United Kingdom.
Whilst many of us would agree that human rights are more important than corporate profits, the reality is often different; such realities as child labour and environmental destruction caused by corporate activities make this patently clear. Recognising that balancing human rights and business interests can be problematic, Corporate Accountability considers the limits of existing complaint mechanisms and examines non-judicial alternatives for conflict resolution.
The Austrian League for Human Rights is the oldest human rights organization in Austria. It is guided by the principles of humanity and works for social justice and international understanding. BIM has a long common history with the league and we are happy to contribute with our expertise to the work of the league.
Julia Planitzer publishes in the most recent issue of the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights (NQHR) an article on obligatory reporting by corporations and its potential to prevent trafficking in human beings.
This edition gives you an overview of recommendable children's and juvenile's books, to put the topic prevention of violence into practice in the classroom.
This publication inreases the awareness of possible discriminations in schoolbooks. It helps teachers, students and schoolbook editors how to check the content and pictures.