The recent debate about minimum income benefits or 'Mindestsicherung' in Austria, and indeed the questioning of social security systems across Europe, showcases the feeling of unease that accompanies an increasing number of people in so-called social welfare states, having to rely on benefits to get by.
Human Rights Talks
What does human rights-coherent drug policy look like; which concrete steps are being taken towards such policies in Austria; and what can support progress towards such policy?
- Katharina Beclin (Institut für Strafrecht und Kriminologie, Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität Wien)
- Roland Reithofer (Suchthilfe)
- Rainer Schmid (checkit!)
- Stefan Schumann (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz)
- Toni Straka (Hanf Institut)
- Moderation: Manfred Nowak
The event is organized by the Research Centre Human Rights of the University of Vienna in cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights.
The first event of the semester, the “HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: Saving the world with art?” will be taking place on Thursday, 19 May 2016 at 19:00 in the Dachgeschoss of the Juridicum, The event is organized by the Research Centre Human Rights of the University of Vienna in cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights
How can access to justice be ensured for affected populations?
European funded projects to combat climate change can be associated with negative human rights impacts in the Global South, for example resulting in evictions or displacements. How can those who are negatively affected be guaranteed justice?
There are few areas in human rights in which the progress made in recent years has been as significant as in the field of LGBTQI rights. At the turn of the millennium, equal marriage rights did not exist anywhere. Now, in 2015, they are enshrined in law in over 20 countries worldwide. From an LGBTQI perspective, the global outlook has never been brighter.
We cordially invite you to the second panel discussion of the semester: “HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: 2nd chance or last chance?” on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 at 19:00 in the Dachgeschoß Juridicum (Schottenbastei 10-16, 1010 Vienna). The event is organized by the Research Centre Human Rights of the University of Vienna and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights in cooperation with the Swiss Embassy in Austria.