Exhibition and Office Party

ECCHR-Office, 10 November 2012, 8.00 pm

"El Hotel"

A photographic installation by Azul Blaseotto and Eduardo Molinari (Buenos Aires). In 1975, Hotel Carrasco in Montevideo, Uruguay, was the venue of the “XI. Conference of the American Armies”. During this event, which took place in a luxurious atmosphere and whose context remained obscure, strategic agreements for the future launch of “Operation Condor" were concluded. This formed the basis of state terrorism that enabled the construction of the neoliberal net which haunts us until today.

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The Kissinger Project

ECCHR-Office, September 14th, 2012, 6pm

With Alfredo Jaar, Frank Wagner and Wolfgang Kaleck

On September 11th 2012, Alfredo Jaar will unveil his new public intervention realized specifically for Berlin: advertisements urging the arrest of Henry Kissinger will be published in main Berlin newspapers. This project will be the closing event of Alfredo Jaar’s exhibition "The way it is. An Aesthetics of Resistance" in Berlin and is part of a series of works the artist realized in the eighties about Henry Kissinger and his role in the military coup in Chile in 1973.

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Ten Years Code of Crimes against International Law in Germany – Opportunities and Shortcomings

At the Berliner Abgeordnetenhaus, May 15th 2012, 5 pm

A joint event by ECCHR, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch

Ten years have passed since the International Criminal Code came into effect. This means that for a decade there has existed a German law according to which the most serious violations of human rights around the world can be prosecuted before a criminal court in Germany.  The International Criminal Code has so far rarely been applied in practice.

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An Unpunished Crime - Seven Years after the Andijan Massacre

Babylon Cinema, Berlin Mitte,  May 9th 2012, 7:30 pm

Film screening and discussion, organized by the German-Central Asia parliamentary group of the German Bundestag

On May 13th 2005, Uzbeki security forces shot several hundred people to death who were protesting in the city of Andijan. Week-long protests against repression and arbitrariness in the local authorities and justice system reached a peak when a prison was stormed and prisoners freed. The Uzbeki government justified its violent actions with the fight against Islamic extremists and to this day refuses to allow an independent, international investigation of the events, as the United Nations, OSZE and the EU have demanded.  

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From the Uzbek Cotton Fields to the Termez Military Base

Landesvertretung der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg,   March 1, 2012 from 13:00 – 18:30

High Level Hearing

In this public high-level hearing, experts from governmental, inter-governmental, business, and NGO backgrounds will discuss the relationship between Germany and Uzbekistan. From state-sponsored child labor during the cotton harvesting involving from 1.5 to 2 million Uzbek children each year, to the subversion of basic civil and political rights including the systematic use of torture, the Uzbekistan human rights record is so appalling that the country is considered one of today’s most repressive regimes left in the world.

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