Programme CSO Conference

CSO Conference “Vienna+20 – Human Rights in Crises”

Conference of Civil Society Organisations

June 25th– 26th 2013
House of the European Union, Wipplingerstraße 35, 1010 Vienna

Due to wide interest the pre-registration for the CSO Conference is closed already

PROGRAMME
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Tuesday, June 25th 2013
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8:30
Registration

9:00 – 10:15
Opening and Welcome
Richard Kühnel, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Austria
MEP Karin Kadenbach
MEP Ulrike Lunacek

Welcome, Programme, Methodology
Speakers: Representatives of the International Coordinating Committee

Testimony – Activist Note
Speaker: Ana Maria R. Nemenzo, World March of Women

Opening Note
Manfred Nowak, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights

Key Note: “The Vienna Declaration, old and new challenges for human rights”
Olivier de Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Prof. Univ. Louvain

10:15 – 10:45
Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:45
Women’s Rights, Violence against Women

Speakers:

  • Angelika Kartusch, Women Against Violence Europe
  • Mayra Gomez, Global Initiative for ESC Rights on behalf of ESCR-Net
  • Savi Bisnath, Center for Women’s Global Leadership
  • Ana Maria R. Nemenzo, World March of Women         

11:45 – 12:45
Human Rights in Times of Globalisation – Extraterritorial Obligations

Speakers:

  • Sandra Ratjen, International Commission of Jurists
  • Dom Renfrey, International Network for Economic Social and Cultural Rights
  • Lilian Chenwi, University of Witwatersrand
  • Rolf Künnemann, FIAN International
  • Alessandra Masci, Amnesty International

12:45 – 14:00
Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:00
Human Rights Alternatives to Austerity Measures

Speakers:

  • Michael Windfuhr, German Institute for Human Rights
  • Nicholas Lusiani, Centre for Economic and Social Rights
  • Savi Bisnath, Centre for Women’s Global Leadership

15:00 – 16:00
Human Rights Regulation of Transnational Corporations

Speakers:                         

  • Carlos Lopez, International Commission of Jurists
  • Juan Hernandez Zubizarreta, University of Hegoa
  • Svetlana Boincean, International Union of Food Workers
  • Monica Vargas, Observatory of Debt and Globalisation
  • Thomas Braunschweig, Declaration of Berne

16:00 – 16:30
Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:30
Torture, Private Security, Human Rights Defenders

Speakers:

  • Gerald Staberock, World Organisation Against Torture
  • Ian Seiderman, International Commission of Jurists
  • Henri Triphagne, Forum Asia

17:30 – 18:30
Global Networking on the Right to Food and Nutrition

Speakers:

  • Flavio Luiz Schieck Valente, FIAN International
  • Lida Lhotska, Geneva Infant Feeding Association/ International Baby Food Action Network
  • Svetlana Boincean, International Union of Foodworkers/ or Javier Mujica, Plataforma Interamericana de Derechos Humanos Democracia y Desarrollo (tbc)
  • Rehema Bavuma, World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fishworkers (tbc)
  • Biraj Patnaik, Right to Food Campaign India
  • Angel Strapazzon, CLOC/ La Via Campesina (tbc)

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Wednesday, June 26th 2013
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09:00 – 10:00
Applying Human Rights to the Post-2015 Framework

Speakers:

  • Nicholas Lusiani, Centre for Economic and Social Rights
  • Daniel Bacher, Dreikönigsaktion – Hilfswerk der katholischen Jungschar
  • Kati Bratrschovsky, Centre for International Enviromental Law
  • Martin Wolpold-Bosien, FIAN International
  • Mayra Gomez, Global Initiative of the International Network for Economic Social and Cultural Rights

10:00 – 11:00
Migration, Refugees, Minorities

Speakers:

  • Nonoi Hacbang, Transnational Migrant Platform
  • Joseph Schlecha, Habitat International Coalition’s Housing and Land Rights Network
  • Deborah Carlos Valencia, Kasapi Hellas & RESPECT Network Europe
  • Javier Mujica, Plataforma Interamericana de Derechos Humanos Democracia y Desarollo

11:00 – 11:30
Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30
Primacy of Human Rights, Preamble and Conclusion

Speakers: tba

12:30 – 14:00
Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:00
Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, Peasants’ Rights, Fishers’ Rights

Speakers:                               

  • Eddie Antonio Ramírez Osorio, Pro Comunidades Indígenas
  • Mani Stanley, International Indian Treaty Council
  • Angel Strapazzon, CLOC/ La Via Campesina (tbc)
  • Rehema Bavuma, World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fishworkers

15:00 – 16:00
The Right to Remedy – Human Rights Systems, World Court

Speakers:

  • Ana María Suárez Franco, Food First Information and Action Network
  • Javier Mujica, Plataforma Interamericana de Derechos Humanos Democracia y Desarollo
  • Lilian Chenwi, University of Witwatersrand
  • Ian Seiderman, International Commission of Jurists
  • Manfred Nowak, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights

16:00 – 16:30
Adoption of Declaration

Concluding Ceremony

16:30 – 17:00
Refreshments

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