HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: Human Rights & Global Capitalism: David vs. Goliath?

Datum

Donnerstag, 26. März 2015 – 19:00

Ort

Aula des Universitätscampus Altes AKH (1. Hof, Spitalgasse 2-4, 1090 Wien)

On Thursday, 26 March 2015 the HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: Human Rights & Global Capitalism: David vs. Goliath? will take place in the Assembly Hall at the University Campus Altes AKH. The event is organized by the Research Centre Human Rights of the University of Vienna and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights.

Over 20 years ago at the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, Austria, 171 states came together and declared Human Rights to be “universal, indivisible, and inalienable.” Today, however, international enforcement mechanisms for social, economic, and cultural rights remain weak. The global financial crisis of the past years has demonstrated that questions of social equality, solidarity and distributional justice are intrinsically linked with social, economic and cultural rights and as such represent a central challenge of the 21st century.

On the panel, the Human Rights lawyer Manfred Nowak (Scientific Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and the Research Centre Human Rights of the University of Vienna), political scientist Ulrich Brand (Institute of Political Science, University of Vienna), , as well as economists Elisabeth Springler (University of Economics Vienna; University of Applied Sciences bfi Vienna) and Gabriele Tatzberger (Vienna Business Agency, tbc) will discuss this burning issue. Irene Brickner (der standard) will be moderating the panel.

Kindly observe that this event is held in German!

Following the discussion, the Research Centre Human Rights and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute would like to invite you to join the subsequent reception.

The admission is free, for logistical reasons we ask you to kindly register at uhznaevtugfgnyx@havivr.np.ng!

Furthermore, we would like to point out that the recordings of previous HUMAN RIGHTS TALKS are available at ZIGE.TV.

The event series HUMAN RIGHTS TALKS takes place in cooperation with derStandard.at, juridikum – Austria’s Critical Law Review and ZIGE.TV.

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