Our Rights at Human Rights Forum in Örebro

Our photo exhibition “Our Rights” will be shown during the Human Rights Forum in Örebro. The exhibition is made in collaboration with the photographer Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin and the aim is to increase the awareness of the importance of Human Rights.

-In Sweden, we are good at talking about human rights and to promote them in other countries. But the basic fundamental understanding of what they actually mean is relatively low. With this exhibition we want to show what might be the consequences of human rights violations but also how we can defend them, says Robert Hårdh, executive director of Civil Rights Defenders.

Please come by and have a look at the exhibition and meet us. New for this year is that there is free entry to the exhibition hall where interesting mini-seminars will take place.

On Tuesday, our Programme officer Peter Mossop who work at our field office in Pristina, Kosovo, will participate in a mini-seminar:

Roma in Kosvo
The situation of Roma in Kosovo is a disgrace to Europe. Who is working on improving the human rights situation for them? What is Sweden doing? How’s the development aid?
Participants: Moderator Mats Sundgren, Peter Mossop from Civil Rights Defenders et al.
Organiser: Sida
Time and place: Tuesday 13-13.30 Forum

Also our Executive Director Robert Hårdh will participate in a seminar on Tuesday:

How can we support human rights defenders in their work?
Some individuals who are promoting human rights in their neighborhoods, in their country or region are putting their lives at stake, others seem more anonymous, the methods vary but the goal remains the same; to improve people’s lives. How can the EU, Council of Europe, OSCE, UN et al. international actors contribute to make human rights defenders work successful? How can modern information technology contribute to strengthening the protection of human rights defenders?
Moderator: Hans Dahlgren (Human Rights Ambassador)
Participants: Elena Urlajeva (Human Rights Defender Uzbekistan), Iryana Vidanava (Human Rights Defender, Belarus), Robert Hårdh (Executive Director of Civil Rights Defenders)
Organizer: Ministry of foreign affairs (UD)
Time and place: Tuesday 13:15 to 14:45 Mältaren T65

Our chair of the board, Percy Bratt will also participate in a seminar on Tuesdag:

Knotty Problem 2: How to adopt the conventions of human rights in Swedish law
In Sweden there are two juridical approaches; will the conventions of human rights in their full text be adopted in Swedish law – incorporation or incorporated in Swedish law – dualism? Isn’t dualism disappearing through EU-laws, etc.? A fundamental question with major implications for the application of human rights.
Moderator: Christina Johnson (research director RWI)
Participants: Elisabeth Abiri (chairperson of the HR-delegation and professor at the University of Gothenburg) Anna-Karin Lundin (justices and Swedish member of the EU’s human rights agency) Percy Bratt (lawyer, chair of the board of Civil Rights Defenders)
Organizer: Raoul Wallenberg Institute
Time and place: Tuesday 10.45 – 11.30 Club 700 T46

Date: Monday and Tuesday 15-16 November
Time: approx. 9.00-18.00 both days
Place: Conventum, Olof Palmes torg 1, Örebro

For more information on the human rights forum in Örebro and the full schedule see their webpage.

Categories: Uncategorized.
Tags: Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin, Human Rights Forum, and Photo exhibition.
Regions: Sweden.