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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.

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Today at Brunnenpassage: Sonita - Screening on the occasion of the Sakharov Award 2016

WHEN: 2. December 2016, 18:30

WHERE: Brunnenpassage (Brunnengasse 71, 1160 Wien)

Germany – Switzerland - Iran // Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami // 2015 // Documentary // 91 min // SEN

Sonita Alizadeh’s life is a battle – between traditional expectations of marriage to the highest bidder and her aspirations of being a celebrated rapper. Incredibly talented and with a gift for communicating her emotions and the pain of other girls like her through her music, she shows unbelievable determination and courage in the face of obstacles unimaginable to other 18-year-olds. We watch as filmmaker Maghami struggles not to get involved in the life of her enchanting subject as she moves forwards, through life, back and forth between countries, but always closer and closer to her dreams.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/150173671

The screening will be preceded by a panel discussion in English and followed by a concert by Yasmo, Austrian rapper and spoken word Poet.

The event takes place on the occasion of the awarding of the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2016 in cooperation with the European Parliament Information Office in Austria. The Sakharov Prize was established in 1988 and is awarded each year to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the fight for human rights across the globe. This year´s laureates are Nadia Murad Basee Taha and Lamiya Aji Bashar, advocates for the Yazidi community and for women surviving sexual enslavement by the Islamic State. 

Programme and tickets at: www.thishumanworld.com

In cooperation with the European Parliament Information Office in Austria:

 

 

 

 

Human Rights or Global Capitalism - The Limits of Privatization

Human Rights or Global Capitalism - The Limits of Privatization, a new book from Manfred Nowak, has recently been published and is now available online. More Information

 

 

Manfred Nowak to Lead New Global Study on Situation of Children in Detention

Manfred Nowak is appointed as the independent expert who will lead the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.

The global study will collect qualitative and quantitative data on the situation of children deprived of liberty, while also registering good practices. It will involve a range of actors, including United Nations agencies and experts, member States, civil society organizations, academia and children themselves.

For further information refer to:

Secretary-General Welcomes Selection of Manfred Nowak to Lead New Global Study on Situation of Children in Detention: https://www.un.org/press/en/2016/sg2234.doc.htm

UN Human Rights Office welcomes selection of Manfred Nowak to lead new global study on situation of children deprived of liberty: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20766&LangID=E

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