Analyzing and Upholding Basic Rights
Rights and Citizenship in Europe: are we really equal?
Human rights are taken for granted in Europe, and among Europe’s citizens. This was not always so. There were long battles to achieve such rights, and then to see Europe’s Human Rights Act established, enacted and enforced. Now, the current crisis has helped to refocus our interest in civic, political and economic rights by challenging universalism and revealing gaps and inequalities This summer school – the 20th in our series - will bring together experts from law and justice, think tanks, NGOs and universities, to discuss key questions over five days of talks, panels, working groups, debates role-playing and discussions. More information will follow.
Interpreting key moments in the story of European human rights
Human rights, democracy and the rule of law are universally associated with Europe as core values, and today they also form core values of the European Union, and the Council of Europe, and of course the United Nations. Developing an understanding of basic human rights, and what it means to respect them, are therefore both key elements of current education in Europe and also across the world.
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies is the only postgraduate academic institution in the United Kingdom devoted to the study of the Commonwealth. The Institute is the national and international centre of excellence for policy-relevant research and teaching on Commonwealth studies, focusing on North-South relations, global peace and security, development, good governance, human rights and the politics of civil society. The ICS also offers an MA in Human Rights.
The Network of Democracy Research Institutes is an association of organizations that conduct research on democracy, democratization, and related topics in comparative government and international affairs. Included in the Network are independent institutions, university-based study centers, and research programs affiliated with political parties, labor unions, and democracy and human rights movements, and other organizations.
Europaeum Lecture: Overcoming the legacy of the 20th Century: Protecting Human Rights in Modern Democracies
Thursday 3rd June, 2010, 17:15h
Leiden University, Lipsius Building, room 147 (Cleveringaplaats 1)
Professor Vernon Bogdanor
Professor of Government, University of Oxford
The Europaeum organised a lecture with Professor Vernon Bogdanor cbe, Professor of Government at the University of Oxford, on Overcoming the legacy of the 20th Century: Protecting Human Rights in Modern Democracies on June 3rd, 2010. The Lecture was hosted by Leiden University, and was chaired by Professor Wim van den Doel, Dean of Humanities, Professor of General History, Leiden University.
Dr Paul Flather, Secretary-General of the Europaeum, was recently interviewed by Radio Praha on the occassion of the 660th anniversary of the founding of Charles University, Prague, which coincided with the Europaeum Annual Meeting.
Delhi, Oxford, Prague; three homes of Paul Flather
[14-04-2008 15:22 UTC] By Ruth Fraňkova
As part of the continuing EuroClio-Europaeum series this year, a special seminar discussion was organised at Leiden University on the theme Ending Slavery - views from Africa and the Caribbean on Friday, 18th April.
The seminar will involve two thirty minute presentations, and general discussion, followed by a tea/coffee break. After the seminar, a special workshop has been arranged for secondary and higher education teachers, led by Ronald Donk (School Textbook Author) reviewing questions on pedagogy, how to utilise these ideas in current classroom teaching.
The joint EUROCLIO-Europaeum project Connecting History through Europe, in cooperation with Leiden University, will host the Final Conference from 22-25th April, in The Hague on Tracking essential documents, moments and people in Human Rights History.