Human Rights Initiatives

UN Genocide Convention (More) »

Forthcoming International Conferences

The Montenegro Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Human Rights »
"An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Role of International Law in Promoting Human Rights"

(Cetinje, Montenegro; July 8th - 9th, 2014)

The Montenegro Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Human Rights will gather a broad range of stakeholders to explore and analyze these issues and will formulate recommendations for joint strategies for immediate and future implementation. The Symposiumwill create and publish a proposal document that will then be publically presented to the international community. (More »)
Speakers for the Symposium include:
President Filip Vujanović
President of Montenegro
President Vesna Medenica
President of the Supreme Court
Minister Duško Marković
Minister of Justice of Montenegro

Conference Reviews (More) »

International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Religion 2014 »
"The Promotion of World Peace through Inter-Faith Dialogue & the Unity of Faiths"

(Rome, Italy; March 31st - April 3rd, 2014)

The International Symposium on Religion & Cultural Diplomacy focused on "The Promotion of World Peace through Interfaith Dialogue & the Unity of Faiths" and highlight the importance of religious interchange as a vehicle for World Peace. The Symposium united religious and spiritual leaders together with politicians, diplomats, and academics in order to create cultural platforms for dialogue between nation states and religious leaders. (More »)
Speakers & Delegates for the Symposium include:
Hon. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Former Prime Minister of Spain
Sen. Linda Lanzillotta
Vice President of the Italian Senate
President Angelo Farrugia
Speaker of the Parliament of Malta
Mufti dr. Aziz ef. Hasanović
President of Meshihat of Islamic Community in Croatia
Archbishop Ignazio Sanna
Archbishop of Oristano, Italy
H.E Husein ef. Kavazovic
Grand Mufti of Bosnia & Herzegovina
President Stjepan Mesić
Former President of Croatia
Hon. Franco Frattini
Former Foreign Minister of Italy
Sen. Mihai Razvan Ungureanu
Former Prime Minister of Romania
Sen. Ivana Simeoni
Member of the Italian Senate
Sultan Muhammad Saad Abubakar
Sultan of Sokoto, Nigeria
H.E Metropolitan Stephano of Tallinn
Primate of the Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church

The Strasbourg Conference on International Law & Human Rights »
"The Role of International Law to Promote Sustainable Development, Youth Empowerment & Women's Rights"

(Strasbourg, France; April 14th - 16th, 2014)

The Strasburg Conference on International Law & Human Rights gathered a broad range of stakeholders to explore the Role of International Law to Promote Sustainable Development, Youth Empowerment & Women's Rights" and formulated recommendations for joint strategies for immediate and future implementation. (More »)
Speakers for the Congress include:
MP Ján Figel
Vice President, National Council of the Slovak Republic
MEP Silvana Koch-Mehrin
Member of the European Parliament
MP Ögmundur Jónasson
Member of the Parliament of Iceland
MP Elfyn Llwyd
Member of the British Parliament
Judge Boštjan Zupančič
Member of the British Parliament
Ineta Ziemele
Judge, Section President, European Court of Human Rights
MEP Marietje Schaake
Member of the European Parliament
Regína Jensdóttir
Head of the Children´s Rights Division of the Council of Europe
Liri Kopachi
Head of Equality Division, Council of Europe

The Helsinki Conference on International Law & Women's Rights »
"An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Role of International Law in Promoting Women's Rights"

(Helsinki; March 10th - 12th, 2014)

The Helsinki Conference on International Law & Women Rights explored the Role of International Law in Promoting Women's Rights" and formulated joint strategies for future implementation. The conference featured a variety of lectures and panel discussions provided the participants the opportunity to debate the role of international law in promoting women rights. (More »)
Speakers & Delegates for the Symposium include:
The Hon. Mari Kiviniemi
Former Prime Minister of Finland
Minister Erkki Tuomioja
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland
The Hon. Elisabeth Rehn
Former Minister of Defence of Finland

The Reykjavík Congress on Human Rights »
"Human Rights Protection & International Law: The Multifaceted Dilemma of Restraining and Promoting International Interventions"

(Iceland, Reykjavík, April 10th - 13th, 2013)

The congress explored how to overcome the dilemma of restraining and promoting all forms of International Interventions based on coordinated global coalition efforts between governments, NGOs and International Institutions. (More »)
Speakers for the Conference included:
President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
President of Iceland
The Hon. Franco Frattini
Former Foreign Minister of Italy
The Hon. John Leslie Prescott, Lord Prescott
Former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Minister Dr. Urmas Paet
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

Video Lectures (More) »

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How Democracy, Peacebuilding and Human Rights are Developing in Africa
(Berlin; November 6th, 2010)

A Keynote Speech by the Hon. President Joaquim Chissano (Former President of Mozambique) (more)
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From Crisis Management to Conflict Prenvention
(Berlin; November 6th, 2010)

A Keynote Speech by Erkki Tuomioja MP (Foreign Minister of Finland) (more)
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The Human Rights Situation in Germany
(Berlin; October 01st, 2010)

A Keynote Speech by Cem Özdemir (MdB) (Leader of the German Green Party) - The Berlin International Human Rights Congress 2010 (more)
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"The United States of Europe"
Berlin; November 8th, 2009)

A Keynote Speech by MP Ségolčne Royal (President of the Poitou-Charentes Regional Council) - A World without Walls 2009 (more)

Peacebuilding & Reconciliation »