Tricky Business

"Space for Civil Society in Natural Resource Struggles"

All across the world, civil society is under pressure. In a growing number of countries, civil society has less room to maneuver: repressive measures against NGOs, community based organizations or environmental and human rights activists are widespread and get ever more sophisticated. Based upon research in – India, Mexico, South Africa and Philippines – the study “Tricky Business: Space for Civil Society in Natural Resource Struggles”, prepared jointly by ECCHR and the Heinrich Böll Foundation, uncovers patterns and dynamics of shrinking civic spaces in the natural resource arena. The authors of the study Carolijn Terwindt and Christian Schliemann will present and discuss the findings with renown human rights lawyer Kranti L.C. (executive director of the Human Rights Law Network) from India.

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Colonial Repercussions/Koloniales Erbe

“(Post-)Colonial Injustice and Legal Interventions”

With the Colonial Repercussions/Koloniales Erbe event series, the Akademie der Künste examines the structures of colonial power relations, which continue to impact on science, art and society today. Under the curatorship of Wolfgang Kaleck (General Secretary of the ECCHR) and Karina Theurer (ECCHR) international legal experts will join the two-day opening conference on 26 and 27 January 2018 to discuss the colonial crimes of the European states and the question of reparations.

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"82" by Hamid Sulaiman

At ECCHR Syrian artist Hamid Sulaiman presents original paintings and graphics from the upcoming graphic novel "82" on the Hama massacre of 1982.

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