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Research Centre Human Rights

The inter-disciplinary Research Centre “Human Rights” was established as a subunit of the Faculty of Law at the University of Vienna in May 2014. The Research Centre succeeded the Research Platform “Human Rights in the European Context” after a six‐year period of successful interdisciplinary research in the field of human rights. The leader of the Research Centre Manfred Nowak closely works together with the deputy-leaders Christina Binder and Hannes Tretter.
The Research Centre assembles 15 academics of 10 departments of 5 faculties of the University of Vienna with the purpose of strengthening the interdisciplinary research on the topic of human rights.
The HUMAN RIGHTS TALKS and the film series of the Research Centre Human Rights have taken place since 2009 in cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights.

Link to the Research Centre: http://human-rights.univie.ac.at
 

HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: 2nd chance or last chance?

Sustainable Development Goals

We cordially invite you to the second panel discussion of the semester: “HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: 2nd chance or last chance?” on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 at 19:00 in the Dachgeschoß Juridicum (Schottenbastei 10-16, 1010 Vienna). The event is organized by the Research Centre Human Rights of the University of Vienna and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights in cooperation with the Swiss Embassy in Austria.

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Juridicum, Dachgeschoß

CINEMA AND HUMAN RIGHTS: Marmato

Marmato

Columbia // Mark Grieco // Documentary // 88 min // OmeU

If Colombia is the focal point of the new global gold rush then Marmato, a mining town with over 500 years of history, is the new frontier. In its mountain there are $20 billion dollars in gold, but its 8,000 inhabitants are at risk of being displaced by an open-pit mining project. MARMATO chronicles how the townspeople confront a Canadian mining company that wants the gold beneath their homes. Filmed over the course of 6 years, MARMATO is a canvas of magic realism and the confrontation with globalized mining.

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Top Kino, Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Migration: Why human rights matter.

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein (Office Of The High Commissioner For Human Rights)

We are extremely pleased to be able to invite you to an exceptional event with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein (Office Of The High Commissioner For Human Rights): "Migration: Why human rights matter." on Friday, 29 April 2016 at 15:00 at Palais Harrach (Freyung 3-3A, 1010 Wien). The event is held with support of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and in cooperation with the Office Of The High Commissioner For Human Rights (OHCHR).

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Palais Harrach (Freyung 3-3A, 1010 Wien)

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