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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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HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: „Soziale Rechte in der Krise? Die jüngsten Entwicklungen der sozialen und ökonomischen Rechte in Europa“

At the event Katharina Mückstein (FC Gloria), Manfred Nowak (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights; University of Vienna), Lukas Oberndorfer (Arbeiterkammer; University of Vienna) and Martin Schenk (Armutskonferenz) discuss the effects of the global economic and finance crisis on social and economic rights in Europe.

WUK , Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Wien


Every year in Oromia (Southern Ethiopia), when the dry season reaches its climax, the Borana herders gather with their livestock around the few remaining watering holes; their ancient "singing wells". As the herders draw closer to the wells after days and days of walking across the dry, dusty land, they sing a song which seems to draw their herds along with them.

TOPKINO, Rahlgasse 1, Vienna 1060

HUMAN RIGHTS TALKS: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Gleichstellung von gleichgeschlechtlichen PartnerInnenschaften

At the talk, Helmut GRAUPNER (Rechtskomitee Lambda), Elisabeth HOLZLEITHNER (University of Vienna), Nora MARKARD (University of Bremen), Niraj NATHWANI (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights) und Michael STORMANN (Federal Ministry of Justice) will discuss the progress which has been made in the area of equal rights for those in same-sex relationships and the challenges which remain. The talk will be moderated by the journalist Irene BRICKNER (Der Standard).

Marietta-Blau-Saal, University of Vienna, Doktor-Karl-Lueger-Ring 1, 1010 Vienna