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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein: "Migration: Why human rights matter"

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.

Best regards,

Manfred Nowak

Invitation to a High-Level Lunch Lecture by Prof. Manfred Nowak (Kopie 1)

"10 Years of the UN Human Rights Council: Achievements and Challenges"

When: Monday 7 March 2016, 12h - 14h
Venue: Permanent Mission of Belgium to the EU, Wetstraat 61-63, Brussels, Belgium

Participation is free, but we kindly ask you to confirm your attendance. Please register by 1 March at Opens window for sending emailconference@ggs.kuleuven.be.

With the Kind Support of the Belgian Permanent Mission to the EU.

 

 

Lecture by Andrew Byrnes: “The need for a new UN convention on the human rights of older persons: Southern persistence, European resistance”

We cordially invite you to the guest lecture by Andrew Byrnes:

“The need for a new UN convention on the human rights of older persons: Southern persistence, European resistance”

on Tuesday, 6 October 2015 at 19:00 in the Dachgeschoß Juridicum (Schottenbastei 10-16, 1010 Vienna). The event is organized by the Research Centre Human Rights of the University of Vienna in cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights.

Andrew Byrnes is Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, where he is also Chair of the Australian Human Rights Centre based in the UNSW Law School.

He acts as an advisor to the United Nations Open Ended Working Group on Ageing for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons.

After the lecture, Germain Weber (Research Center Human Rights and Faculty of psychology of the University of Vienna) will be commenting on Andrew Byrnes’ presentation and share his expertise on this burning issue. Christina Binder (Research Centre Human Rights of the University of Vienna) will be moderating the discussion. 

Following the discussion, the Research Centre Human Rights and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute would like to invite you to join the subsequent reception.

The admission is free, for logistical reasons we ask you to kindly register at humanrightstalk@univie.ac.at!

We are looking forward to welcoming you at this lecture and would be grateful if you could forward this invitation to interested colleagues.


Human Rights Expert Workshop in Preparation of the Vienna Congress 2015

The Research Center Human Rights of the University of Vienna and the Opens external link in new windowLudwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights are, in cooperation with Joel Bell and the Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership, holding a ‘Human Rights Expert Workshop in preparation of the Vienna Congress 2015’.

A dozen human rights experts will meet in Vienna at the start of September to discuss solutions to the greatest human rights challenges of our time, to be presented at the Vienna Congress 2015 itself.

Host Professor Manfred Nowak is calling for a rapid and fundamental change in the economic order of the world and for a drastic reduction in wealth and income inequality: "Human rights are based on the philosophy of freedom, equality and dignity and can only be fully realised in a social welfare state based on the rule of law and social justice”.

Those invited are a both Austrian and international human rights experts from varied disciplinary backgrounds, and include, among others, Judge Sanji Mmasenono Monageng, who will contribute her perspective as Judge at the International Criminal Court, Margaret Sekaggya, with her experience as UN Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights defenders and Morton Kjaerum, who will participate as the Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Sweden.

The Vienna Congress 2015 itself will see the participation of some 40 non-governmental leading global thinkers, former government and international institution practitioners, experienced businessmen and representatives of civil society in October, 200 years after the original 1814/15 Vienna Congress.


DRONE - Filmvorführung und Q&A

DRONE ist ein Dokumentarfilm über den geheimen Drohnen-Krieg der CIA. DRONE zeigt entscheidende Informationen über die Drohnenkrieg in Pakistan und bietet einzigartige Einblicke hinter die Kulissen des modernen Krieges. Regisseurin Tonje Hesse Schei zeigt beide Seiten des Krieges. Die Sicht jener, die am Joystick sitzen, und jener, die in Angst vor dem nächsten Angriff leben.

DRONE wird im Rahmen der "Monthly Screenings" der Opens external link in new windowCINEMA FOR PEACE FOUNDATION gezeigt. An jedem letzten Dienstag im Monat zeigt die CINEMA FOR PEACE FOUNDATION einen Film zu einem aktuellen politischen Thema mit anschließendem Q&A im Schikaneder.

Ort: Schikaneder, Margaretenstraße 24, 1040 Wien

Datum und Zeit: Dienstag, 31.3.2015, 18:30

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How and why international organizations develop mechanisms for the protection of human rights (Kopie 1)

Vienna Lecture on the European Union

When: 23 March 2015, 17:00

Where: Aula, Campus of the University; Hof 1.11, Spitalgasse 2-4, 1090 Vienna

Lecture: Michael Zürn (Berlin Social Science Center)

Content: The policies of European and international institutions today directly impact the lives of individuals ever more often. In doing so, these institutions occasionally violate human rights and thus fail to do justice to standards of legitimacy with which they are expected to conform. We show in this contribution that international und European organizations, in order to (re-)legitimize themselves, establish provisions which should guarantee they do not violate human rights and which should provide affected individuals avenues for complaint. However, the development of human rights protection provisions does not follow the logic of normative functionalism. Rather, different international institutions develop provisions of different quality. Moreover, the evolution of these provisions can be traced back to different causal mechanisms, in which the parliaments of the dominant member states of the international organization, the international courts, a coalition of putative weak, i.e. like-minded actors, or forward-looking actors within the organization provide decisive input. Of these four causal mechanisms, the court driven one seems to produce the best protection of individual rights.

Comments:

Ulrich Brand (Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna)

Monika Mayrhofer (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights)

Moderator: Gerda Falkner (Institute and Platform for European Integration Research, University of Vienna)

This lecture will be held in English, comments in German are also appreciated. Registered and unregistered participants are welcome, however registrations are kindly asked for: eif@univie.ac.at or +43 1 4277 22401.

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Vortragsreihe: Das Geschlecht der Menschenrechte von der Frühen Neuzeit bis zur Gegenwart (Kopie 1)

Opens external link in new windowDie Vortragsreihe möchte jenen Forscherinnen und Forschern eine Plattform bieten die die Kategorie Geschlecht in ihren Arbeiten zu Menschenrechten berücksichtigen.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The normative concept of Responsibility to Protect in the Northern Iraq and Syria crisis (Kopie 1)

Wir möchten Sie hiermit herzlich zum Vortrag von Frau Prof. Vasilka Sancin (Universität Ljubljana) einladen.

Wann: 15. Oktober 2014, 15:00 - 17:00
Wo: Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres (Minoritenplatz 8, 1010 Wien)

Die Veranstaltung wird organisiert vom Forschungszentrum Menschenrechte (Universität Wien) in Kooperation mit dem Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Menschenrechte und dem Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres und mit Unterstützung der Rechtswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Wien.

Bitte beachten Sie, dass die Veranstaltung in englischer Sprache abgehalten wird!

Anmeldung bitte bis 14. Oktober 2014 an bim.office@univie.ac.at.

Wir würden uns freuen, Sie bei dieser Veranstaltung begrüßen zu dürfen.


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