Human rights in times of crises: Resistance and concrete utopias

22 September 2021, 6:00 pm

Event series, May – November 2021

Human rights are a concrete utopia worth defending. But how to defend them needs to be constantly reinvented. As we find ourselves in a time of profound, global transitions, human rights actors need to refer to prevailing inequalities and the underpinning social questions. They must be fundamentally informed by decolonial, feminist and environmental perspectives.

The global struggle for human rights needs deep reflection and new approaches. This is why ECCHR is organizing a series of seven online events, funded by the German Federal Agency for Political Education, with partners from around the world. These public platforms will discuss and advance how to reshape our alliances for global human rights struggles. The aim is to build on today’s unprecedented, multiple crises as momentum to consider new ways of creating change and better positioning ourselves to fight against the further marginalization of the most excluded, and growing authoritarian tendencies.

Each event will be streamed live here, where participants can contribute to the discussion and ask questions via chat. Please register for each event beforehand.

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Rupture and reckoning: 20 years of Guantánamo

11 September 2021, 3:00 pm

An interdisciplinary event series reflecting on the legacy of the notorious detention camp and US counter-terrorism policy two decades after 9/11

Exactly four months after the 11 September 2001…


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