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Our Newsletter regularly informs about research activities, events and publications of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Fundamental and Human Rights.
The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights is starting the warm season with numerous new projects and events: These are dedicated, for example, to the Kyrgyz criminal justice system, being a child in times of crisis and forced marriage in Austria. There are also some exciting events on the programme: from a Human Rights Talk on social rights to the major human rights conference “UN World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna 1993 – Strengthening Imperatives 30 Years After”.
A lot has happened at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights (LBI-GMR) in recent months. In addition to a permanent professorship for our scientific director Michael Lysander Fremuth for Fundamental and Human Rights at the Institute for Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Vienna, a Human Rights Talk on the topic “Who owns the world’s cultural heritage?” took place in December. In addition, the LBI-GMR celebrated its 30th anniversary.
From the international legal assessment of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine to the state of social rights in Europe and climate/environmental change-related mobility – Spring has finally arrived and a lot of news in store at the LBI-GMR. Read about upcoming events, the latest projects, videos and publications in our spring newsletter.
Special edition Ukraine
On the occasion of the military aggression of the Russian Federation against the sovereign Ukraine, our Scientific Director Michael Lysander Fremuth has written a statement on the current situation in Ukraine and goes into detail about the violations of the Russian Federation against applicable international laws.
As part of the EU co-funded project Breaking the Barriers, which is implemented for Austria by LBI-GMR, two events will take place at the end of January to which we cordially invite you.
In 2021, the pandemic still had the world firmly in its grip, raising a number of (human) rights issues. Compulsory vaccination, the right to education, migration – there is much to report on. At the end of this year, we look forward to successful project completions and exciting new research projects in the upcoming spring.
The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights (LBI-GMR) is in the final preparations for the ICL conference, the European Social Charter celebrates its 60th anniversary, the Human Rights Master of the LBI-GMR in cooperation with the University of Vienna has begun and many other exciting events are waiting for us this autumn
What happens at the LBI-GMR in the summer? We are planning the International Criminal Law before Domestic Courts Conference, pleased about our new cooperations and are working on exciting research projects.
There has been a lot going on at LBI of Fundamental and Human Rights. We are delighted about the exciting tasks that Karin Lukas and Helmut Sax have been taking on. We furthermore present our new colleagues (welcome!), projects, videos and publications.
On 24 September 2020, the University of Vienna and the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft signed a partnership agreement for the joint continuation of our institute and settled the new name “Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights” (LBI-GMR). We are delighted that the strong cooperation with our partners is continuously thriving!
To celebrate the reorganisation and intensification of the cooperation within the framework of an institute partnership agreement, the University of Vienna and the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft cordially invited to the ceremony for the signing of the partnership agreement on 24.9.2020.
What happens at LBI-GMR in summer? We are planning two Human Rights Talks on Hate Speech (Keynote: Fernand de Varennes, UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues) and on Covid-19 & Human Rights (Keynote: Dunja Mijatović, Europe Commissioner for Human Rights) and are working on new, exciting research projects.
The efforts to tackle SARS-CoV-2 affect our everyday lives and raise various human rights issues. The experts of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM) are contributing their expertise to the public debate and have been answering several media inquiries during the past weeks. For our non-German speaking readers we recommend the article “Expelled from Humanity: Reflections on M.N. and Others v. Belgium” by BIM researcher Adel-Naim Reyhani.
How do the corona virus and the related measures impact the mental health of our society and each individual? Which population groups are particularly affected and what responses are needed? To generate knowledge on these questions, the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft has launched the initiative „Reden Sie mit! Was macht Corona mit unserer psychischen Gesundheit?“ (Let’s talk! What does Corona do to our mental health?). The first phase (May 5 to 22) will focus on education and corona.
The current situation is demanding for each and every one of us and requires readiness to accept restrictions of our fundamental rights and personal liberty. Read the statement by our Scientific Director Michael Lysander Fremuth. LBI-GMR experts also dealt with the topic of asylum and the situation in Austrian prisons during the pandemic.
Human Rights – guarantee for all or advantage for the few? Keynote speech by Minister of Justice Alma Zadić and panel discussion with high-profile guests on 26.02.2020.
We are starting the year 2020 full of beans and with good news: Our new audio and video channel provides lectures of our experts and guests – listen to Victor Madrigal Borloz, UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, speaking on Inclusion of LGBT Persons in Public Spaces.
The year 2019 brought big changes to LBI-GMR: With Michael Lysander Fremuth and Patricia Mussi-Mailer, we have had a new management team since spring, and the past months have been marked by interesting conversations, mutual learning, as well as new ideas and projects. At the end of the year, we successfully completed the external evaluation of our Institute.