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
On the occasion of 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, Rubina Möhring (Journalist, Reporters without Borders), Ed Moschitz (Journalist, ORF), Tarik Tabbara (Expert for US Law), and Barbara Weichselbaum (University of Vienna) discussed about these events with hindsight to their implications for the freedom of speech. The discussion took place on the 15th of October 2013 and was moderated by Hannes Tretter (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights).
live recording HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: Freedom of Expression at Stake?
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.
USA / Sasha Friedlander / 2012 / 80 min / OmeU / Österreichpremiere
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).
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! Furthermore we would like to point out that the recordings of previous HUMAN RIGHTS TALKS are available at http://zige.tv/.
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. On this occasion Rubina Möhring (Journalist, Reporters without Borders), Ed Moschitz (Journalist, ORF), Tarik Tabbara (Expert for US Law), and Barbara Weichselbaum (University of Vienna).
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.