Berlin

A Global Quest for Accountability

discussion

13.03.2017, 00:00 Uhr

Life imprisonment for rape, war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture – on 30 May 2016 the Extraordinary African Chambers in Dakar made the conviction of former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré legal history. The judgment marked the successful culmination of more than 25 years of fighting for justice by survivors of Habré’s reign of terror.
 
Now ECCHR and Brot für die Welt, supported by the Bertha Foundation, are bringing Jacqueline Moudeina and Reed Brody, two of the architects of the landmark prosecution of Habré, to a conference of internationally renowned human rights lawyers to Berlin. Moudeina and Brody will speak of the uniqueness of their campaign which put the victims at the center, creating not just an irresistible political dynamic but a trial that showcased both the victims’ efforts and satisfied their expectations.
 
Together with human rights lawyers from Haiti, Pakistan, and Germany they will discuss best practices and lessons learned in long-term fights for accountability for serious human rights violations. The speakers all belong to the Bertha Justice Initiative network and practice transnational strategic litigation in international collaboration.

Berlin

"La Border Curios" by Laura Fiorio

exhibition opening

08.11.2018, 18:00 Uhr

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)
Zossener Str. 55-58 (Staircase D), 10961 Berlin

6 PM Artist Talk

Before opening the exhibition, Laura Fiorio will discuss her work with Vincent Warren (Center for Constitutional Rights, New York) and Vera Wriedt (ECCHR).

7.30 PM Exhibition Opening

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Berlin

Reviewing Europe’s regulations on Arms Export Control: Can Germany lead by example?

discussion

07.11.2018, 19:00 Uhr

Aquarium
Skalitzer Straße 6, 10999 Berlin

19:00 – 20:00 Case Studies
Arms exports from European countries carried out over the past years turn out to have had detrimental impacts on civilian populations. Do Europe’s regulations on arms exports...

Impunity through externalization? Interventions against human rights violations at sea and beyond

discussion

23.10.2018, 18:00 Uhr

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)
Zossener Str. 55-58 (Staircase D), 10961 Berlin

The forceful closure of migratory routes leads to predictable and systematic human rights violations. It turns the Mediterranean Sea into a site of daily violence and deaths while European authorities...

Berlin

20 years after Pinochet's arrest: The past and present of transnational justice

discussion

17.10.2018, 16:30 Uhr

Berliner Abgeordnetenhaus
Niederkirchnerstraße 5, 10117 Berlin

The event can be followed via livestream.

Berlin's past and present reveal several links to severe human rights violations, as well as to efforts to address past atrocities. The International...

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