On the day before the international day of human rights, 10 December, the University of Vienna opened its new Research Centre of Human Rights.
On this occasion, a renowned expert group discussed the topic, "Human rights behind bars?": Manfred Nowak, director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Insitute of Human Rights and the director of the new Research Centre and former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture; linguist Brigitta Busc; Bruno Sladek, head of the penal institution Stein; and director Tina Leisch. In addition, Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik, Vice-Rector of the University of Vienna, and Wolfgang Brandstetter, Federal Minister for Justice, spoke at the opening.
A short recording may be found here. (in German)
Member of the Association of Human Rights Institutes
Since September, the Research Centre of Human Rights is a member of the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI), the worldwide leading association of scientific human rights institutes.