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Rule of Law in Kyrgyzstan – Austrian experts Roland Miklau and Nina Radović at Round Table on Torture Prevention

Round table panelists

On 23 June 2017, the Human Rights Advisory Board in Kyrgyzstan in cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights organised a round table on “Common Efforts of State Bodies and Civil Society for Torture Prevention”, which took place in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. As part of the EU Project “Promotion of Rule of Law in Kyrgyzstan”, the round table aimed at discussing obstacles related to the prevention of torture and at considering the role of state bodies and civil society actors in their efforts to respond to torture allegations not only individually, but also in a coordinated way.

International conference “The EU and Human Rights. Findings from the FRAME project”


With a high-rank conference at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts in Brussels, the four-year EU research project FRAME celebrated its formal completion on 26 April 2017. Taking a broad approach, FRAME has analyzed the promotion of human rights in all areas of EU external and internal policies and has developed detailed policy recommendations.

Day of the Law

Copyright: HBF, Daniel Trippolt

Under the title "Justice and justice in a system of injustice - the scope and limits of legal action", this year's day of the right was held in Vienna on 11 May 2017. Host was minister of justice Wolfgang Brandstetter.

Dr. Hannes Tretter took part in the panel discussion "The Staging of the Crisis" for the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights.

Justizpalast, Schmerlingplatz 11, 1010 Wien

BIM is joining the N-O-W-Network

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After participating at the annual N-O-W-conference in Vienna, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut for Human Rights is joining the N-O-W-network.

Based on a private initative, the network advanced to a nonpartisan and internationally enterprise, based in Vienna. Its goal is to aspire to a respectful and appreciative social coexistence. To this end, it links active initiatives and individuals, informs about social changes and supports the assumption of responsibility.

Human Rights and Vulnerability: Conceptualization, Contestation and Resilience


As part of the FRAME-Project Monika Mayrhofer will attend a workshop on 'Human Rights and Vulnerability: Conceptualization, Contestation and Resilience' on 5 April 2017. She will present a paper on the topic: "Dismantling Vulnerability. The implicit racism and sexism of the vulnerability discourse in the human rights context".

Universität Utrecht, Domplein 29, 3512 JE Utrecht, Niederlande

Is there a liability to integrate? - Hannes Tretter live at Ö1

Fundamental rights, language and integration are the important topics discussed by Hannes Tretter on tuesday, 21.03.2017, starting at 2:05 pm at Ö1 - Liveshow "Von Tag zu Tag". The discussion centers around the question, whether there are juridical obligations. Everyone interested can call and ask questions at number: 0800 22 69 79; discussion language is german.

Additionally in the next days a further examination of this topic, a new BIM-Position, will be uploaded on our homepage.

Kick-off event of the Twinning project “Strengthening the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights” in Kiev, Ukraine

Jurgita Paužaitė Kulvinskienė, Hannes Tretter, Valeriya Lutkovska, Olena Smirnova

Valeriya Lutkovska (Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights) and Ambassador Hugues Mingarelli (Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine) chaired the high-ranking kick-off event held on 3 February 2017. Moreover, Milda Vainiutė, Lithuanian Minister of Justice, Andriy Zayats, State Secretary to the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Austrian Ambassador Hermine Poppeller, Lithuanian Ambassador Marius Janukonis, Hannes Tretter, Austrian Project Leader and Scientific Director at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, as well as representatives of the Lithuanian partner institutions were present.