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Escape always means uprooting and loss. And yet there are objects that can report such traumatic experiences. The project "Flucht europäisch Erzählen – Being Refugee: A European Narrative" aims to grasp and narrate escape from a european perspective. On May 16, 2018, a podium discussion will take place on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition in the Wien Museum on Karlsplatz.
From 2-4 May 2018, Bangkok will host the first regional consultation on the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty. The purpose is to facilitate the process of data collection within the ASEAN member states as well as to collect information on developments and promising practices in the region.
The French director Hendrick Dusollier documents life in a place that will soon be gone. Shibati is the last remaining old quarter of China's largest city, Chongqing, and it is about to disappear. Broken buildings, rubble and rubbish are the result of planned demolitions. Without mastering the language, Dusollier follows seven-year-old Zhou Hong through the streets of Chongqing and enters the wonderful realm of old Lady Xue Lian. Both have to leave their world to move to a new home they do not understand.
Former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke spent his whole life fighting for freedom and changing society for the better. Already at the young age of 15, one year after he joined the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) to stand up against the apartheid regime, he was arrested and sentenced to ten years of imprisonment in Robben Island for his activism. There, Moseneke befriended his fellow prisoner Nelson Mandela and dedicated his time to educating himself. Upon his release, he not only had become a lawyer, but was also the first Black lawyer to join to the otherwise all white Pretoria Bar.
From 22 to 23 May 2018, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the City of Vienna will be hosting the international high-level expert conference “Vienna+25: Building Trust – Making Human Rights a Reality for All” at Vienna City Hall.
The scientific conference "Crisis of Democracy - Democracy in Crisis" is organized by the Sir Peter Ustinov Institute from 4th to 5th June 2018. The purpose of this year's conference is to shed light on the current crisis phenomena of representative democracy. The aim is to work out possible counterstrategies and to develop strategies for action.
The Vienna Week of Dignity is a series of events and talks on the concept of human dignity. The goal is to further the public's attention and to point out the significance and meaning of human dignity in everyday life. The Vienna Week of Dignity is planned to be continued as of this year.
Manfred Nowak (BIM) will talk on May 5th, 2018 starting at 16:30 about "Human Dignity and Human Rights". Dr. Andreas Mailath-Pokorny will be moderating.
From 22 to 23 March 2018, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) will host its third expert meeting on developing an online tool on EU Member States’ compliance with international human rights law and fundamental rights. Moritz Birk (BIM) will attend to the panel.
Council of Europe Conference of the Danish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers
The aim of the Conference is to discuss and define the implementation phase and action plan of the Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture and to launch one of its key implementation tools, the new “Education Policy Advisors Network”. Patricia Hladschik is one of the Austrian experts of the network.