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Research Platform Human Rights in the European Context

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
 

HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: A Matter of Justice? Human Rights in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

On the panel:
Daniel Bacher (DKA Austria Hilfswerk der Katholischen Jungschar; NGO Forum “Human Rights in Crises”), Petra Bayr (Member of Parliament), Karin Lukas (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights), Elfriede Anna More (Federal Ministry of Life) and Maria Rotheiser-Scotti (Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs) discuss the role that human rights can play in the Post-2015 Development Agenda replacing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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Top Floor, Juridicum, Schottenbastei 10–16, 1010 Vienna

HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: Nothing can justify torture - From Legal Prohibition to Enforcement and Implementation

Manfred NOWAK (University of Vienna, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture), Gerald STABEROCK (World Organisation Against Torture – OMCT), Henri TIPHAGNE (President of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development, Director of the Human Rights Organisation People`s Watch - India) and Edita LINTL (Management - team HEMAYAT) will be discussing the core challenges in enforcing the absolute prohibition of torture and how it can be ensured that victims of torture have effective ac

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Aula des Uni Campus Altes AKH (1. Hof, Spitalgasse 2-4, 1090 Wien)

HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: From the World Conference on Human Rights 1993 to a World Court of Human Rights?

On the panel Daniel Bacher (Dreikönigsaktion Hilfswerk der Katholischen Jungschar), Manfred Nowak (University of Vienna, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights) and other human rights experts will be discussing how the international human rights protection can be further strengthened and ways to close the remaining accountability gap. The discussion will be moderated by Anna Müller-Funk (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights).

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Aula, Campus, Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Wien

HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: Freedom of Expression at Stake?

The revealments of Edward Snowden about the enormous monitoring program of the U.S. National Security Agency as well as Bradley Manning's disclosure of documents to Wikileaks, also because of their prosecution, have flared up a heated discussion about the permissibility of whistleblowing as a form of freedom of speech.

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Dachgeschoß im Juridicum, Schottenbastei 10–16, 1010 Wien

CINEMA AND HUMAN RIGHTS: ISN 310 - Djamel Ameziane’s Decade in Guantánamo (Austrian Premiere)

The documentary tells the story of Djamel Ameziane, an Algerian citizen, who has been held in Guantánamo Bay without charge since 2002. In 2008 he was cleared for release since 2008, but has remained in the detention camp until today. He continues to be held because of congressional legislation restricting the transfer of men from Guantánamo, and the White House’s failure to use the limited certification process established by the legislation to transfer detained men.

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Topkino (Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Wien)

HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: Experts criticise the resettlement quotas for refugees in the EU

Over 130 people followed the Invitation to the HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: “A Life on Hold – Refugee Resettlements in the EU”. Heinz Patzelt (Amnesty International), Bernhard Perchinig (Migration researcher), Charlotte Phillips (Refugee and Migrants' Rights Team, Amnesty International/ IS), Christoph Pinter (UNHCR), Marcin Pruss (European Commission). The event was organised in cooperation with Amnesty International Austria and the House of the EU. 

HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: Nothing can justify torture - From Legal Prohibition to Enforcement and Implementation

Manfred NOWAK (University of Vienna, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture), Gerald STABEROCK (World Organisation Against Torture – OMCT), Henri TIPHAGNE (President of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development, Director of the Human Rights Organisation People`s Watch - India) and Edita LINTL (Ma

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Aula des Uni Campus Altes AKH (1. Hof, Spitalgasse 2-4, 1090 Wien)

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