Welcome at the Research Centre Human Rights
The inter-disciplinary Research Centre “Human Rights” was established as a subunit of the Faculty of Law at the University of Vienna in May 2014.The research centre succeeds the Research Platform “Human Rights in the European Context” after a six‐year period of successful interdisciplinary research in the field of human rights.
Ladies and Gentlemen, dear colleagues,
We are extremely pleased to be able to invite you to an exceptional event with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein (Office Of The High Commissioner For Human Rights): "Migration: Why human rights matter." on Friday, 29 April 2016 at 15:00 at Palais Harrach (Freyung 3-3A, 1010 Wien). The event is held with support of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and in cooperation with the Office Of The High Commissioner For Human Rights (OHCHR).
Welcome Address: Vice-rector of the University of Vienna Regina Hitzenberger
The OHCHR is the United Nations body mandated to promote and protect human rights for all. It is a forum for identifying, highlighting and responding to human rights challenges across the globe and acts as a point of convergence for diverse research, education, public information and advocacy activities related to human rights within the United Nations.
On the occasion of his visit in Austria the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights will be holding a public event, at which he will give a speech and then hold a question and answer session with members of the public. The event will be moderated by Manfred Nowak (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights; Research Centre Human Rights of the University of Vienna).
The talk is held in English! The admission is free, however it is essential that you register at: http://goo.gl/forms/3H3wpAKYJW
The event is organized by the Research Centre Human Rights of the University of Vienna and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at the event and would be grateful if you could forward this invitation to interested colleagues.
The application deadline for the international, interdisciplinary, practice-oriented Master's programme Vienna Master of Arts in Human Rights has been extended to 01 May 2016.
We aim at providing you with the scientific knowledge and the practical skills to work as a human rights expert. We seek to promote an academic and social environment that in its diversity is integral to the educational purposes of the institution, by engaging in team building exercises, study trips and workshops while cultivating an open culture of communication.
WHEN: 12. May 2016, 19:00
WHERE: Topkino (Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna)
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