Berlin

ECCHR Workshop on CIA Rendition Flights and Torture

workshop

03.10.2007, 00:00 Uhr

In the first week of October the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) organized a practitioners' workshop on CIA-rendition flights and torture in Berlin. The two day workshop took place in the Staatsratsgebäude (former building of the GDR State Council, which now accommodates the Hertie School of Governance) hosted the meeting of 25 practitioners from more than 10 countries.

All participants are experts in rendition and detention cases, most of them as legal representatives of victims of the extraordinary rendition programs in different countries. Their work includes the Kurnaz and El Masri cases in Germany, the Al Zery case in Sweden as well as the Spanish investigation by investigation judges In Madrid about the use of Spanish airports. Many representatives of human rights organisations who have carried out investigations on the rendition program and/or are involved in trials, such as the Center for Constitutional Rights, OSI, the Romanian Helsinki Committee, Interights, the International Commission of Jurists, Reprieve, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and Statewatch participated.

Berlin

Deadly dam collapse in Brazil: Are German companies responsible?

discussion

22.10.2019, 19:00 Uhr

Tagungswerk
Lindenstraße 85, 10969 Berlin

In January 2019, a dam burst at an iron ore mine near Brumadinho, Brazil, killing more than 270 people. The toxic sludge polluted large sections of the Paraopeba River, poisoning thousands of people's...

Berlin

Colonial Repercussions V: The Case of Namibia

Symposium

29.11.2019, 14:00 Uhr

Akademie der Künste (AdK)

The issue of (post-)colonial injustice is more present than ever before in German and European legal and cultural policy debates. Still, this development towards addressing the past has not had much...

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