Human Rights today: Building Hope
29 June - 3 July, 2020, CES | Lisbon (Picoas Plaza | Rua Viriato, lojas 117 e 118)
HUMAN RIGHTS: FOUNDATIONS
MONDAY, 29th June
9:30 - 10:00 - Registration of participants.
10:00 - 10:30 - Introductory words and logistics for the week.
10:30 - 13:00 - Historical and conceptual foundations of Human Rights. UN Human Rights instruments and mechanisms for the promotion and protection of human rights at the international level. Véronique Lerch and Carla Luís
13:00- 14:00 - Lunch
Tayybeh – Syrian food - Catering service by Syrian refugees
14:00 - 15:00 - Regional Human Rights instruments and mechanisms for the promotion and protection of human rights.
15:00 - 16:30; How can the United Nations make a difference regarding Economic, Social and Cultural Rights?
Virgínia Brás Gomes, Former Chair of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
DEMOCRACY, ELECTIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
TUESDAY, 30th June – Location: European Commission in Portugal
10:00 – 13:00 - Opening words: Sofia Colares Alves, Head of the European Commission Representation in Portugal (TBC)
Democracy, Election, Populism and Human Rights. and other current challenges to a democratic society and fair elections. Carla Luís
13:00 - 14:30-Lunch.
14.30 - 16.00-Fake news, Democracy and current challenges.
Fact checking exercise (TBC).
HUMAN RIGHTS: SPECIFIC AREAS
WEDNESDAY, 1st July
10:00 - 13:00 - Children rights: are children’s rights Human Rights?
History of children’s rights in the context of human rights; Child’s right to participation; Child protection. Véronique Lerch
13.00 - 14.00-Lunch
14.00 - 15:30-The Portuguese Ombudsperson and her role on Human Rights protection. Ana Rita Gil, Cabinet of the Portuguese Ombudsperson
HUMAN RIGHTS IN PRACTICE
THURSDAY, 2nd July – Location: Aljube Museum, Alfama
10:00 - 12:30 Aljube Museum – guided visit.
Aljube is a former political prison till 1974, and is now a museum on the Portuguese fight for freedom and democracy
12:30 - 14:15-Lunch.
14:15 - 17:30-Workshop
Human Rights advocacy: e.g., strategic litigation, lobbying, communication strategies, monitoring EU and UN institutions. Véronique Lerch
HUMAN RIGHTS UNDER THREAT: CURRENT CHALLENGES
FRIDAY, 3rd July
10:00 - 11:15- Current challenges to Human Rights and emerging Human Rights issues. Carla Luís and Véronique Lerch
11:30 - 13:00 – Human Rights: successful advocacy campaigns.
13:00 - 14:30 - Lunch.
Departure of participants.