Human rights in times of crises: Resistance and concrete utopias #7

17 November 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.

At this last event of our series, we join prominent human rights advocates to discuss different aspects of a larger struggle: the encompassing reparations claims for German colonial crimes in Namibia, the legacy of slavery, unfinished decolonization, as well as the vibrant Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. How can human rights law be used to resist and counteract (post)colonial injustices? How are these movements broadening and intensifying their connections to human rights work and networks?

The 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

24 November 2021, 6:00 pm

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

September 2021 – January 2022

Exactly four months…

Guantánamo turns 20 – Launch of anthology

11 January 2022, 5:00 pm

Around the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the first arrivals of detainees at Guantánamo, ECCHR and partners plan the launch of an anthology and further events.

This event is part of the event…

Welcome to Camp America: Inside Guantánamo Bay – Talk at photo exhibition @ Stadthaus Ulm

20 January 2022, 7:30 pm

Photographer and civil rights lawyer Debi Cornwall’s exhibition is on display from December 2021 at Stadthaus Ulm. It explores the personal experience at Guantánamo from different vantage points,…


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