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Festive Conference: “70 Years (+1) European Convention on Human Rights”


Thu, 20 May 2021 – 8:00 to19:30


Sky Lounge der Universität Wien / online

Jubilate? 2020 was the year of anniversaries. The B-VG turned 100, the ECHR 70 and Austria’s membership in the European Union marked its 25th anniversary. Unfortunately, we were not able to celebrate these anniversaries adequately due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University of Vienna, Institute of Constitutional and Administrative Law, and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Fundamental and Human Rights now cordially invite you to a festive conference in the Sky Lounge of the University of Vienna on Thu,20 May 2021, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights in a belated and appropriate manner.

The 70th anniversary of the ECHR provides an opportunity for academics and practitioners to exchange views and discuss achievements as well as new challenges for human rights protection. Substantive references to Austrian constitutional law in other respects and to the law of the European Union will also be elaborated.

As far as the applicable regulations allow, we will hold the event in presence. In doing so, we will take into account the strictest security and hygiene requirements. Please note that in this case a security and hygiene concept will apply for the very limited number of possible participants on site:

  • personal registration, limitation of attendees with sufficient distance between individually assigned seats
  • mandatory access tests (PCR test not older than 24h, alternatively: rapid antigen test on site)
  • obligatory mouth-nose protection
  • Disinfection dispensers for regular hand disinfection of all participants
  • Regular breaks for sufficient disinfection of equipment and ventilation of the room

Parallel online participation will be possible. The link will be available on the conference website: https://www.70jahreemrk.at/livestream

For more information on registration, agenda and digital forms of participation, visit: https://www.70jahreemrk.at/