On the 35th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT), a second edition of the UN Convention against Torture and its Optional Protocol is released.
More than 7 million children are suffering in various types of child-specific institutions, immigration detention centres, police custody, prisons and other places of detention. As an initial step, this Global Study thus aims to help ensure that no child is left behind, and in particular, that no child is left behind bars.
The EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) was established to provide evidence-based policy advice to EU institutions and Member States. By blending social science research with traditional normative work, it aims to influence human rights policy processes through new ways of framing empirical realities. The contributors to this volume critically examine the experience of the Agency in its first decade, exploring FRA’s historical, political and legal foundations and its evolving record across major strands of EU fundamental rights.
In the period from 2017 to 2018 - on behalf of the Federal Chancellery and the Ministry for Health and Women's Affairs - a study and brochure on "Cyber-Violence against Women and Girls in Austria" were produced by the Research Centre Human Rights at the University of Vienna in cooperation with the victims protection association Weisser Ring and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (coordinators: Anna Müller-Funk, Research Centre Human Rights / BIM, and Dina Nachbaur, Weisser Ring).
The recent issue of the journal for human rights focuses on Human Rights in Numbers (Menschenrechte in Zahlen) and addresses the empirical assessment of the human rights situation using data, indicators and numbers. Monika Mayrhofer has written an article on the collection of equality data in the field of sexual orientation and gender identity, characteristics and expression.
Climate change will have profound impacts on the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples. The report "Minority and Indigenous Trends 2019" discusses the challenges of climate change and the topic of climate justice with regard to minorities' and indigenous peoples' rights. The chapter written by Monika Mayrhofer gives a short overview of the discussion on terminology and regulation of mobility in the context of climate change, with a particular reference to minorities and indigenous peoples.
Hannes Tretter and Manfred Nowak, together with Felix Ermacora, founded the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights in 1992 and acted as directors of the Institute for more than 27 years. The upcoming change in the scientific management of the institute was the reason for the preparation of the present Festschrift.