In February 2008, the research platform Human Rights in the European Context was established at the University of Vienna. It assembles academics of 12 departments of the University of Vienna with the purpose of strengthening the inter-disciplinary research on the topic of Human Rights in Europe.
The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights serves as the platform's centre of communication and coordination.
Link to Platform: http://human-rights.univie.ac.at
Within the framework of the events series HUMAN RIGHTS TALKS, the following HUMAN RIGHTS TALK will take place on the 30th of October 2012 at 19:00 in the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna: "Menschenrechtliche Aus- und Umbauarbeiten des Hauses Europa? Die Rolle der EU bei der Beförderung von Menschenrechten und Rechtsstaatlichkeit in Beitrittskandidatenstaaten".
GRAPES OF WRATH tells the story of the Joads, an Oklahoma farmers family, who lose their farm during the Great Depression and a severe drought in the 1930s. With little work potential on the horizon of the Oklahoma dust bowls, the entire family packs up and heads for the promised land - California. But the arduous trip and harsh living conditions they encounter offer little hope, and family unity proves as daunting a challenge as any other they face. The movie is based on a novel by John Steinbeck.
The event takes place in English!
Manfred Nowak presented his new book: Folter: "Die Alltäglichkeit des Unfassbaren" on 14 March 2012 in Palais Epstein.
The event was held in german.
Nowak, Manfred: Folter: Die Alltäglichkeit des Unfassbaren, Verlag Kremayr & Scheriau, 2012, 240 Seiten. ISBN 978-3-218-00833-4
On 29 March 2012, Monika MAYRHOFER (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights) presented the RED-Project within the framework of the HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: “Monitoring Racism.
The documentary film Karla's Arrival follows 19-year old mother Sujeylin Aguilar and baby Karla, who live as part of a group of kids in a small park in Managua (Nicaragua), as they struggle through the first year of the child's life.
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.
THE FUTURE'S PAST focuses on Cambodia today, seen through the eyes of three Cambodian youths and their families: one living in Phnom Penh, one in the country, far from the globalized centers of the world, and one in Paris.