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BIM and the Austrian League for Human Rights

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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.

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: Hannes Tretter represented BIM in the board of the league for many years, in 2016 Patricia Hladschik took over this role. We are happy to contribute with our expertise to the work of the league.

The Austrian League for Human Rights, on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, presents its annual Human Rights Survey. Together with experts from various NGOs, it points out human rights violations, shows gaps in the system and presents recommendations to the Austrian Federal Government

BIM expert Sabine Mandl contributed to the Human Rights Survey 2016 with a text on "Violence against women – a complex and often unrecognized phenomenon: women's rights standards”.

In issue 2/2016 of the League print magazine, BIM expert Gerrit Zach presented the work of the BIM team working on “human dignity and public security. She describes BIM research projects that put a focus on "the rights of accused persons" and how their work improves the situation of people in custody.

On 10 December the League traditionally awards its human rights prize. In 2016, Richard and Sieglinde Wadani were honoured for their fight for the rehabilitation of the deserters from the German army as victims of the Nazi regime. The award ceremony took place at the closing event of the film festival "this human world", which is organized in cooperation with BIM.

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