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Women's Rights/ Children's Rights/ Trafficking in Human Beings

Women's Rights/ Children's Rights/ Trafficking in Human Beings

The three heterogeneous human rights topics have specific approaches, but are also marked with similarities.

First, it is an issue of rights of certain social groups (women, children), by strengthening and emancipating them and the need for mainstreaming their rights. In women's rights the gender dimension is an essential element. In the field of children's rights, the generation and age dimension are of great significance. Women’s and children’s right play a conducive role in the development of human rights between private entities (obligation to protect).

Human trafficking provides close ties with both protection of women’s rights as well as of children’s rights. Human trafficking means transportation of persons within a country or across borders by means of for example use of force or of deception for the purpose of exploitation.

Human trafficking has attained much attention on the international and European level, however, with modest success. The challenge is to reach a balance between the well developed law enforcement and the cooperation for protection of victim and prevention of trafficking and to provide monitoring mechanisms based on human rights in all these areas.

Concerning all three research areas the team identifies questions concerning “protection from violence and exploitation”, “access to justice” and “monitoring” as essential part of the research programme. With regard to methodology, a participatory research methodology with persons affected by human rights violations is applied.

PUBLICATION: A Commentary on the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

A Commentary on the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

A Commentary on the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
Edited by Julia Planitzer and Helmut Sax, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights
Contributors include: V. Espig, N. Katona, B. Linder, S. Mullally, R. Piotrowicz, J. Planitzer, C. Rijken, H. Sax, K. Simonova, V. Stoyanova 

VIDEO // RiVi online event: Rights of Victims of Survived Bodily Harm: Improved Access to Clinical Forensic Examinations

VIDEO // RiVi online event: Rights of Victims of Survived Bodily Harm: Improved Access to Clinical Forensic Examinations

Within the scope of the EU-funded RiVi project “Rights of Victims of Survived Bodily Harm: Improved Access to Clinical Forensic Examinations”, an international awareness-raising event took place on 26 November 2020. Since February 2019, the RiVi project aims at strengthening the rights of victims of violence according to the EU Victims’ Rights Directive and sensitising relevant stakeholders for clinical forensic examinations, especially medical professionals. Watch the video of the online event here.

ONLINE EVENT: RiVi - Rights of Victims of Survived Bodily Harm. Improved Access to Clinical Forensic Examinations

Screenshot of the speakers at the event

Within the scope of the EU-funded RiVi project “Rights of Victims of Survived Bodily Harm: Improved Access to Clinical Forensic Examinations”, an international awareness-raising event took place on 26 November 2020. Since February 2019, the RiVi project aims at strengthening the rights of victims of violence according to the EU Victims’ Rights Directive and sensitising relevant stakeholders for clinical forensic examinations, especially medical professionals. This is intended to improve access to such examinations as well as to secure comprehensive evidence in order to strengthen the position of the person in possible future legal proceedings.

Deprivation of liberty of children revisited - kick-off meeting and child participation seminar

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On 5 November 2020, as part of the Global Campus/RPLF BIM project, the internal kick-off meeting and seminar on child participation in the research process will take place. The meeting will take place online and bring together international and national child rights experts.


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Personal liberty of children in Austria revisited: Achieving impact through comprehensive national follow-up to the UN Global Study on Children deprived of Liberty

In 2019, the first UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty was published. The Study examined the compliance of states with international child rights standards on personal liberty of children and alternatives to its deprivation. It particularly focused on the extent to which consideration has been given to alternative measures to deprivation of liberty prior to the placement of a child in any custodial setting. (read the UN Global Study online)