"Who Steals Their Stories?"

08.02.2016, 00:00 Uhr
Mark Sealy, Director of Autograph Association of Black Photographers
Julia Duchrow, Brot für die Welt Imran Ayata, activist and founder of Kanak Attack Wolfgang Kaleck, General Secretary ECCHR "Images can dehumanise us. They can make it easier to kill people", says Mark Sealy, the director of Autograph ABP, the Association of Black Photographers. As a photographer, curator and cultural historian Sealy has a special interest in the relationship of photography to social change, identity politics and human rights. When actors from the Global North work with or on behalf of actors in the Global South, they inevitably reproduce structures of power asymmetry and cultural violence – they "steal" the story of the ones they mean to represent.
 
At ECCHR Sealy will discuss and debate with representatives of the "thieves" – lawyers, artists, academics and human rights activists – the crucial issues of power asymmetry and instrumentalization in their fields of work.
The goal is to discuss these issues as they arise in different professions, including the law, and to draw lessons and parallels from disciplines that have dealt with such questions for a long time already, such as photography.

Mailand

Human rights and the arms industry: towards a corporate mandatory human rights due diligence

09.02.2023, 15:00 Uhr

Università degli Studi di Milano

In person event in Italian

Exploring the role of mandatory human rights due diligence in helping to prevent, mitigate, and remedy the human rights abuses in the arms industry: a specific focus on…

Berlin

Investigating Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine

09.02.2023, 17:30 Uhr

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

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has led to an unprecedented array of accountability initiatives for the crimes committed in this ongoing war of aggression. Both state institutions and…

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