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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:

Human Rights City Vienna

The Viennese city government decided in its governmental programme 2010 to emphasize human rights aspects within its agenda.

Thus, human rights expert Manfred Nowak, head of the Research Platform "Human Rights in the European Context, was commissioned with an analysis of the current situation and suggestions for a work programme 2014.

With this event the core results will be presented and the implementation process wil be started.

The presentation and panel discussion will be held in German.

Wappensaal, Rathaus

HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: data collection and monitoring as significant tools to combat racism

At the talk, panellists Petja DIMITROVA (Artist), Josef KYTIR (Statistics Austria), Monika MAYRHOFER (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights), Claudia SCHÄFFER (ZARA-Civil Courage and Anti-Racism Work) and will discuss the role of monitoring and data collection as important methods and means of supporting the fight against racism today.

Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Favoritenstrasse 15a, 1040 Wien

HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: Victims of violence seeking for asylum in Austria

On the panel Margit Ammer (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights), Ruth Kronsteiner (Hemayat), Nadja Lorenz (Netzwerk Asylanwalt) and Thomas Wenzel (Psychiatrist) will discuss the situation of torture survivors in asylum procedures. The talk will be moderated by Irene Brickner (Der Standard). The event is held in German!

Aula des Universitätscampus Altes AKH, 1. Hof, Spitalgasse 2-4, 1090 Wien