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Opening of the Research Centre of Human Rights

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.