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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.

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Kenneth Clarke discussing with Manfred Nowak

At the talk on the 13th of February 2012, the British Secretary of State for Justice Kenneth Clarke put forward his planned reform for the European Court of Human Rights. Following Mr Clarke’s presentation, Kenneth Clarke and Manfred Nowak discussed whether such a reform would restrict European citizens gaining access to the Court and how the numerous pending applications to the Court should be dealt with. The audience members also took part in the lively debate.

Human Rights City Vienna

The Viennese city government decided in its governmental programme 2010 to emphasize human rights aspects within its agenda.

Thus, human rights expert Manfred Nowak, head of the Research Platform "Human Rights in the European Context, was commissioned with an analysis of the current situation and suggestions for a work programme 2014.

With this event the core results will be presented and the implementation process wil be started.

The presentation and panel discussion will be held in German.

Wappensaal, Rathaus