Den Haag

Kompensation für schwere Menschenrechtsverletzungen: Gegenwärtige Relevanz und Herausforderungen für die Staatenimmunität

Podiumsdiskussion

12.09.2011, 00:00 Uhr

The topic of compensations has received increased attention in the context of gross human rights violation and the multiplication of international courts and tribunals. The current case of Germany against Italy, Greece intervening, before the International Court of Justice (Jurisdictional Immunities of the State) highlights the problems and tensions arising in the enforcement of historical claims in an international setting, and potential conflict between rights and immunities.

ECCHR and the Republican Lawyers Association Germany (RAV) therefore cordially invite on the occasion of the first day of the Public Hearing of the Jurisdictional Immunities case to this panel discussion. The German Section of Amnesty International instructed Prof. em. Michael Bothe (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main) to write a legal expert opinion on “the question of State immunity before national courts in cases of massive violations of human rights and of international humanitarian law”, which the author presents on the panel. Furthermore, one of the representatives of the Greek victims in the Distomo case, attorney-at-law Martin Klingner (RAV Germany and Kanzlei 49, Hamburg), includes the victims’ perspective of the 1944 massacre in Distomo and litigation strategies before domestic courts in the discussion. Attorney-at-law Dr. Axel Hagedorn (Van Diepen Van der Kroef Advocaten), who represents the group of 6.000 relatives of victims in Srebrenica known as the ‘Mothers of Srebrenica’, shares his experiences in litigating the pending case regarding massive human rights violations in 1995 against the Dutch state and the United Nations before Dutch courts.The panel discussion seeks to investigate domestic and international case-law, as well as current enforcement options and their limitations. It will provide a ‘stocktaking’ of international law and practice, and provide policy-recommendations for future practice.

Stockholm

Accountability for torture in Syria – Sweden's role in the struggle against impunity

Podiumsdiskussion

20.02.2019, 18:00 Uhr

Medelhavsmuseet
Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm, Sweden

Torture, enforced disappearances and executions of political opponents, journalists, and other civilians are only some of the crimes committed by the government of Syria's president Bashar al-Assad...

Law versus Power

Buchpräsentation

06.02.2019, 19:00 Uhr

Wolfgang Kaleck, ECCHR's founder and General Secretary is presenting his new book LAW VERSUS POWER – Our Global Fight for Human Rights in the US and Berlin. 

Wolfgang Kaleck, best known as Edward...

Berlin

"Law versus Power" – Buchvorstellung Wolfgang Kaleck

Buchpräsentation

06.02.2019, 19:00 Uhr

Denkerei
Oranienplatz 2, 10999 Berlin

Im Februar erscheint Law versus Power, die englische Übersetzung von Wolfgang Kalecks Mit Recht gegen die Macht. In dem Buch beschreibt der Gründer und Generalsekretär des ECCHR, warum und wie er...

Berlin

Fünf Jahre nach den tödlichen Push-Backs von Ceuta: Die spanisch-marokkanische Grenzpolitik heute

Podiumsdiskussion

04.02.2019, 18:30 Uhr

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)
Zossener Str. 55-58 (Aufgang D), 10961 Berlin

Am 6. Februar 2014 töteten spanische Beamt_innen der Guardia Civil mindestens 15 Flüchtende und Migrant_innen bei brutalen Push-Backs (völkerrechtswidrige Zurückweisung) an der spanisch-marokkanischen...

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