World Cities Day on 31 October is a call to cities, municipalities and citizens to advocate for sustainable strategies for cities. The city of Vienna declared itself a Human Rights City in 2014. Since then, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights (LBI-GMR) has supported the City of Vienna as the City of Human Rights in an advisory capacity.
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The importance of national criminal jurisdictions for the enforcement of International Criminal Law will be the subject of the conference ‘International Criminal Law before Domestic Courts’, which will be held from Thursday, October 14, to Saturday, October 16, 2021, by the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights under the responsibility of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Lysander Fremuth.
The European Yearbook on Human Rights brings together renowned scholars, emerging voices and practitioners. Split into parts devoted to recent developments in the European Union, the Council of Europe and the OSCE as well as through reports from the field, the contributions engage with some of the most important human rights issues and developments in Europe.
Karin Lukas, Senior Researcher at LBI of Fundamental and Human Rights, has contributed to the book as co-editor.
We were live with a Human Rights Talk on Covid-19 & Human Rights. Watch the recording of the discussion with Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, here.
Following the Ayyash judgment, rendered in August 2020 by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, our scientific director Michael Lysander Fremuth and our researchers Andreas Sauermoser and Konstantina Stavrou provided an assessment of the contribution of the tribunal to international criminal justice. To see more, see the blog published recently in Opinio Juris.
On May 30th 2020, Michael Lysander Fremuth, Scientific Director of LBI for Fundamental and Human Rights (LBI-GMR), joined the conference "Comparison of Human Rights Values between the East and the West in Epidemic Prevention & Control", organized by the Institute for Human Rights Law of the Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
Under the leadership of the Österreichische Liga für Menschenrechte (Austrian League for Human Rights), 250 civil society organisations have written a supplementary report to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council. The result shows a clear need for action: 150 complaints about the human rights situation were identified.