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The University of Vienna opened the Research Centre for Human Rights

The University of Vienna opened on Tuesday, December 9th  its new Research Centre for Human Rights.

On this occasion, a renowned expert group, discussed the topic "Human rights behind bars?": Manfred Nowak, director of the new Research Centre and former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, linguist Brigitta Busch, 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, were speaking at the opening.

Video of opening in German: http://youtu.be/2IRVJcSfcyg

Research Centre Human Rights

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