Symposium – Colonial Injustice: Adressing Past Wrongs


25.03.2019, 18:00 Uhr

Goethe-Institut Namibia
1–5 Fidel Castro Street, P.O.B. 12 08, Windhoek, Namibia

Due to the years of the colonial times, a special history connects Germany and Namibia. Official negotiations between Namibia and Germany have been going on since 2015, aiming for an agreement which concerns the treatment of this time. Besides the political handling and valuation of the history, an intensive discussion about the German colonial past has arised during the past years on a wide societal level. This is also reflected in the current coalition agreement of the federal government.

The Goethe-Institut Namibia, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights and the Academy of Arts host together the symposium "Colonial Repercussions_ Reflecting on the Genocide of the Ovaherero and Nama peoples 115 Years later" in Windhoek. During this event, various voices will have space to discuss and interact.

Juridical, historical and cultural considerations of the occurrence in that time, its importance for a present cohabitation and the creation of a mutual future, will be at the centre of the symposium.

The full program can be found here.

Due to limited room capacity, a prior registration for the event is necesarry.
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The event is part of the event series "Namibia: A Week of Justice" which takes place from 25 to 30 March 2019 in Windhoek and Swakopmund. More information can be found here.


Tackling Impunity as a Transnational Issue: Insights from Syria, Turkey, Chechnya and Sri Lanka


17.09.2019, 18:00 Uhr

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)
Zossener Str. 55-58 (Staircase A, front house, 4th Floor), 10961 Berlin

Insights from Syria, Turkey, Chechnya and Sri Lanka 

Survivors, affected communities and civil society play a crucial role in the fight against impunity for human rights violations. On a national...


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