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
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.
Dokumentarfilm / Österreich / 2011 / 77 Min. / OmeU / Fritz Ofner
Guatemala. The war ended long ago. Though the people want to forget it, the violence continues, and it has spread throughout the society like cancer. Each day, journalists wait to report on the next murder victim, and a social worker helps the relatives of women who have been killed.
Dokumentary / Egypt / 2010 / 125 Min. / OmeU / Various Egyptian filmmakers
Dokumentary / Austria and Luxemburg / 2012 / 91 min / OmeU / Susanne Brandstätter
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).
From the 30th of November to the 10th of December 2011, the Human Rights Film Festival this human world took place for the fourth time, with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights as one of the main partners of the festival.