Within the international field of human rights the BIM plays a significant role. In its cooperation with the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) it contributes essentially to the image of Vienna as a city of strong recognition for its human right profile throughout Europe.
64 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, unfortunately not even the rights to life, freedom and democracy are guaranteed, threatened as they are by ‘lex talionis’ and the eye for an eye principle. For this reason, not only humanistic thinking, but also the work of the BIM, which has been informing and educating society for 20 years, is more important than ever.
For the Netherlands' Institute of Human Rights (SIM) at Utrecht University the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights is a source of academic inspiration and an excellent partner-institution.
Hemayat greatly values its cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights because it brings to light the plight of traumatised persons and the necessity of human rights. The BIM helps society to even understand that suffering which goes beyond words.
In order to ensure a higher level of Human Rights protection in Europe we need knowledge from different disciplines, we need experience from all continents and we need a creative outlook. BIM combines all this in a unique manner relevant for the everyday life of people. This is why BIM has been second to none in the Human Rights field for many years.
The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights is the most important Austrian think tank in the field of fundamental rights.
The BIM’s uncompromising advocacy for the indivisibility of human rights, underpinned by qualified research, makes it an indispensable partner and a resource for all those who are socially and politically active. This has always been the case and continues to be so, not least in the fight against human trafficking. ‘Best of luck’ for the next 20 years!
The BIM is an extremely important partner for us. We have worked with the Institute on over 20 Twinning projects. The Institute has the expertise to support EU accession and candidate countries in their efforts to conform to EU standards and helps us to evaluate their progress. Its combination of excellent research and on-the-ground experience is irreplaceable for us.
Regular trainings on children’s rights or joint lobbying in the European Children’s Network – the cooperation with BIM has been very fruitful for SOS Children’s Villages International due to the high-level of expertise and commitment of the staff from the Institute. We hope to have many more opportunities to cooperate with this great institution and wish the BIM a happy anniversary.
The academic study of human rights is of great social relevance. The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, as the major Austrian institute of human rights, contributes strongly to the objectives of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft whose mission statement is “Science for the People”.
The value of being associated with the Institute, over the years, has been its all inclusive and diverse approach to human rights. This is the Institute’s undoubted strength. I am very proud to be a friend to the Institute.
The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM) – one of the most significant partners in the realisation process of equal treatment, a fundamental right, in Austria.
The ADA and the BIM have worked together for many years. The BIM is an invaluable partner for us in terms of integrating human rights into development work. Our work benefits considerably from its expertise; with regard to the development of strategic guidelines, the successful human rights-focused implementation of concrete programmes and projects, and the advanced training of our staff.
The BIM is known for its reliability in all areas of human rights: in the field of research as well as in the field of NGO. The BIM is the voice of human rights in Austria.
The exhausting coming to terms with the Bosnian drama would have been absolutely impossible without the pioneer work of the BIM in the first half of the 1990’s. The Institute combines upmost professional standards and an admirable commitment for all aspects of human rights.