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
 

PANEL DISCUSSION: “Global Prison Crisis: Protecting Human Dignity”

06.12.2012 - 19:00
06.12.2012 - 21:00

In the context of the 20th anniversary of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, the Institute will hold a panel debate with experts from different parts of the world focusing on the evolving global prison crisis and its impact on the particularly vulnerable dignity of persons in places of deprived liberty. The expertise of the panel members will allow the presentation of the main areas of concern in the field of torture prevention in prisons as well as the illustration of best practice examples in various regions of the world.

Location: 
“Alte Kapelle” – Institut für Ethik und Recht in der Medizin, Spitalgasse 2-4 (Hof 2.8), Campus, Altes AKH, 1090 Wien

CINEMA AND HUMAN RIGHTS: Screening of LOS DELEGADOS

05.12.2012 - 18:00
05.12.2012 - 20:00

Jörg Stippl / Bolivia / 45 min. / 2009 / OmeU
 

Location: 
Filmcasino Margaretenstraße 78, 1050-Wien

CINEMA AND HUMAN RIGHTS: Screening of IT'S A GIRL (Austrian premiere)

04.12.2012 - 18:00
04.12.2012 - 20:30

In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed and abandoned; female foetuses are aborted, simply because they are female. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls in the world today have “disappeared” because of this so-called “gendercide”. This is rooted in traditions which go back centuries and are sustained by deeply ingrained cultural dynamics which, in combination with government policies, allow the continuation of these brutal practices. Shot on location in India and China, “It’s a Girl” reveals the truth of the situation. It asks why this is happening, and why so little is being done to save girls and women.

Location: 
Topkino, Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Wien

CINEMA AND HUMAN RIGHTS: Screening of WEITERLEBEN

02.12.2012 - 18:00
02.12.2012 - 20:30

Hans Haldimann / Switzerland / 2012 / 92 min / OmeU

Weiterleben is a film about four people who have fought for more freedom and justice in their home countries and all paid a high price for it.

Location: 
Topkino, Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Wien

CINEMA AND HUMAN RIGHTS: Screening of MAMA ILLEGAL

01.12.2012 - 17:30
01.12.2012 - 20:00

Ed Moschitz / Austria / 2012 / 94 min. / SEN

Location: 
Schikaneder, Margaretenstraße 24, 1040 Wien

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

30.11.2012 - 18:00
30.11.2012 - 20:00

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. The talk will be moderated by Irene Brickner (Der Standard). The event is held in cooperation with the Human Rights Film Festival this human world.

Location: 
WUK , Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Wien

HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: Muss Strafe sein?

15.11.2012 - 18:30
15.11.2012 - 21:30

The next HUMAN RIGHTS TALK "Muss Strafe sein?" will take place on the 15th of November 2012 at 18:30 in the Großer Schwurgerichtssaal, Landesgericht für Strafsachen Wien.

Location: 
Großer Schwurgerichtssaal, Landesgericht für Strafsachen Wien, Landesgerichtsstraße 11, 1080 Wien