Sutyajnik, Yekaterinburg, RussiaIX Urals International Human Rights School: Prisoners's rights under the European convention on Human Rights
30 March - 2 April 2017
Deadline for application: 26 February 2017
SUTYAJNIK is a non-governmental human rights organization founded in Yekaterinburg, Russia in 1994. Sutyajnik is a human rights resource center that helps citizens and organizations realize rights guaranteed in the Russian Constitution and international treaties by litigating public interest cases, educating in human rights, and informing the public about the mechanisms for human rights protection. One of Sutyajnik’s principal goals is to defend human rights by working to bring domestic legislation and practice into conformity with international and constitutional standards.
The Urals International Human Rights School is an international event that takes place twice a year. It consists of a conference, a round table and a 3-5 days training session for human rights lawyers and activists. So far, there have been eight editions of the Urals International Human Rights School. The sessions were devoted to strategic litigation, application to the European Human Rights Court, domestication of international human rights law, privacy as well as, separate other human rights guarantees. There are up to 120 participants that attend each session. The speakers and trainers at the School are from all over the world, and include judges and vice-presidents of the European Court of Human Rights to distinguished foreign, international and national human rights activists and legal professionals.
Key speakers at the IX Urals International Human Rights School will be:
• Professor Bill Bowring, Birbeck College, University of London
• Professor Georgio Malinverni, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights (retired)
• Marc Neve, former Vice-president of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment
• Tom Torok, former head of The New York Times’ computer-assisted reporting team, which helped the newspaper to win Pulitzer Prize eight times for investigative journalism
Deadline for applications is 26 February 2017.
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